About This Wine
Il Corzanello is the medieval, fortified farmhouse on the property and its namesake bottling is made from a hand-harvested blend of (roughly) 50% younger-vine Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.
This has always been a terrific value wine and yet it continues to get better and better each year. With ever more Sangiovese creeping into the blend and a longer élevage, there is perhaps now more texture, yet the wine still shows that lively, vibrant freshness, and the succulent, sour cherry fruit that we have always loved.
Pure, tender and juicy, with punchy, dark cherry and cola fruit, this highly perfumed, mouth-watering wine is simply a bargain.
|Varietal(s)||Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot|
|Brand||Corzano e Paterno|
Wines of Tuscany
Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is one of the most iconic Italian regions for wine, scenery, and history. Located in central Italy along the west coast, its production of Sangiovese wines is world renowned. Some of Italy’s most famous subregions for Sangiovese such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano can be found here.
Tuscany makes both simple and top tier, age worthy Sangiovese wines. At entry-level you have a wine that is pizza and pasta friendly with bright and juicy red fruit. On the other hand, the highest quality representations of Sangiovese are remarkably complex with flavours ranging from sour cherry, balsamic, dried herbs and leather to fresh earth, dried flowers, anise and tobacco.
In evidence of the quality produced, Tuscany produces the third highest volume of DOC and DOCG quality wines in Italy, only trailing Piedmont, and Veneto. DOC and DOCG wines are the highest designation for Italian wines, while you will often see the IGT classification used to represent wines from Toscana that do not reach the standards for DOC/G.
There is another unofficial class of Tuscan wines called Super Tuscans which also command high prices. These wines are often made from international wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, with or without Sangiovese.