The award-winning Principe Corsini brand is synonymous with quality and excellence. The Corsini lineage, with nine centuries of history, is an ancient Florentine family that boasts illustrious ancestors including a Pope, Clement XII, and a saint, Andrea Corsini bishop of Fiesole. The history of the Corsini family is linked to that of two prestigious estates: the elegant Villa Le Corti and Tenuta Marsiliana. In the production of wine and oil, within the property of Villa Le Corti in the Chianti Classico and Tenuta Marsiliana in Maremma, there is a perfect balance between agriculture and conservation.
Villa Le Corti – History of Fattoria Le Corti
The history of the Le Corti farm dates back officially to 1363, the year in which the Corsini family purchased three farms with vineyards and olive trees, an oil mill and a lords’ house in San Casciano Val di Pesa. The choice was determined by its strategic position near Florence, by the quality of the land highly suited to agriculture and, in particular, by the presence of an oil mill for the production of oil.
Villa Le Corti today: Production of Principe Corsini Wine and Oil
Since 1992 the company has been run by Duccio Corsini, son of Philip IX Prince of Sismano who, the following year, led the first harvest under the new Principe Corsini brand. Today the farm extends over 230 hectares of which almost 50 are destined for the cultivation of the vineyard and another 63 hectares reserved for olive trees. The remaining land was deliberately conserved as a forest area, with the goal of respecting the balance of the territory and biodiversity.
The Organic Choice for Principe Corsini Wines
The ultimate goal of Villa Le Corti is to produce high quality Chianti Classico, a distinctive wine that is able to accurately express its territory of origin while respecting the environment, seasonality, the rhythms of nature and, above all, the holistic health of the vines. For this reason, since 2013, the estate has chosen to cultivate all of their vineyards following the rules of organic organic farming and winemaking.
The Corsini in Maremma: Tenuta Marsiliana
The history of the Corsini family is intertwined with that of the Marsiliana. In 1759, Prince Corsini obtained the estate with its fortified village. Immediately, the Corsini family worked for the modernization and reclamation of the area, at that time characterized by inhospitable marshes mixed with woods and cultivated fields. Tenuta Marsiliana’s agricultural vocation has since been restored and the historic properties have been enhanced within a landscape of rare beauty.
REVIEWS & SCORES:
Villa Le Corti Chianti Classico DOCG Biologico 2016
The soul of the Villa Le Corti, condensed in the expression of the most authentic character of the San Casciano Val di Pesa hills in Chianti Classico, with Sangiovese and its sparring partners, Colorino and Canaiolo. An intense ruby red wine that reveals character, clarity and precision, with fresh and spicy opening aromas of mint and crunchy red berries framed with orange nuances. The floral uniqueness of the violets and iris adds a gentle peppery touch, with an iridescent texture and structure, and a fresh progression in balance with delicious and refined tannins.
Pairs well with seasoned cured meats, grilled veg, and medium mature cheeses.
17/20 Jancis Robinson
91 Pts, Wine Advocate
92 Pts, James Suckling
92 Pts, Falstaff
Also available in 375ml format
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Tenuta Marsiliana Birillo IGT Costa Toscana 2017
Very easy to drink and appealing, Birillo IGT Costa Toscana could even be described as a ‘mini-Super Tuscan’. A full and vibrant fragrant aromatic ensemble of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes ripened under the sun of the Maremma, representing the power, depth, colour, refinement and aromas characteristic of a Super Tuscan. Scents of violets and black cherries with a sweet note of cinnamon compliment an intense flavour of blueberry jam. The maturity of the forest fruits is refreshed on the palate by agile and defined tannins, and harmonious notes of fine herbs with myrtle and laurel, giving a pleasant vitality.
Enjoy with grilled lamb and baked potato.
92 Pts, James Suckling (2016 vintage)