Location, location, location. It's wine's most important factor. The world's most revered vineyards and wineries have gained their reputations because of the hallowed land from which their wines are born.
The opportunity to drink and share wines of such stature is a rare and special opportunity. As the demand for these famous labels have soared, so have their prices. What is one to do? Lean on me. If you dig a little deeper, there are still tremendous wines being made in close proximity to these great estates. For reasons unknown, these neighboring wineries haven't garnered the spotlight (or price for that matter) of their more famous neighbors.
Today's wine is an insider's hidden gem. Tucked in the limestone hills of Radda in the heart of Chianti Classico lies Val delle Corti, whose next door neighbor just happens to be the region's Kingpin: Montevertine. Val delle Corti Chanti Classico isSangiovese at its peak: beautiful and dazzling aromas coupled with earthy, savory base notes. Like Montevertine, Val delle Corti's wines take Chianti to its apogee.
Today I am proud to offer the ONLY bottles of 2017 Val delle Corti, Chianti Classico in South Carolina!
2017 Val delle Corti, Chianti Classico - $37.99
Special Newsletter Price - $34.99
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Val delle Corti lies in the heart of Radda, the 'Grand Cru' of Chianti Classico. It is on this magical spit of land where Roberto Bianchi tends to his four hectares of vines situated on some of the highest elevations in Chianti, farming both organically and bio-dynamically. Sharing the same rocky soils of chalk and marl as Le Pergole Torte, which lend his wines brightness, minerality and immense purity of fruit. Only the beauty of his wines surpass the landscape from which they come.
95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo grown on a hillside mirroring Le Pergole Torte. Fermented with native yeasts and matured for two years in large Slovenian oak casks, followed by three additional months in bottle before release. It is neither fined nor filtered.
The aromas come pouring out of the glass after a couple of swirls: bright red cherries, violets, thyme, sandalwood and a touch of mint. The palate is deeply layered with concentrated fruit bolstered by terse limestone minerality and classic Sangiovese acidity. This is Tuscan wine in its purest form.