Corzano’s pure Sangiovese comes exclusively from the estate’s oldest vines. The wine spent 29 days on skins before being pressed off to large format French oak (some new) and barrique for just under two years. As of 2015, Corzano has declassified this bottling from Chianti Riserva – believing the quality and image of the DOCG is in a tailspin, and this wine – crafted from the crème of Corzano Sangiovese – wears the IGT Toscana Rosso badge to better convey its quality and philosophy.
No matter the name, this is a striking wine. The nose is super perfumed with high-toned red fruit notes and loads of spice and some classy vanilla. The palate is long and layered with both red and dark fruits, tobacco leaf and a meaty complexity and plenty of fine tannins. A super impressive ‘non-Chianti’!