Center Italy Wine Guide

Villa Le Corti

Written by Piero Pardini

Villa Le Corti – Tuscany – ITALY

Villa Le Corti is the historic estate in the Chianti Classico area of the Corsini Princes, a place where the landscapes of the Tuscan hills, made up of vineyards and olive groves, combine with the millenary history of one of the most important Italian families.
In this generous land, between Florence and Siena, Duccio Corsini and his family produce Chianti Classico wine and oil, according to the dictates of organic agriculture.
The more than 250 hectares of the Villa Le Corti estate include 49 hectares of vineyards, from which Sangiovese is obtained for the production of Chianti Classico and IGT Principe Corsini wines (Don Tommaso, Cortevecchia, Le Corti and Zac) and 73 hectares of olive groves for the production of Extra virgin olive oil from Chianti Classico Dop.
The only one of its kind is the historic cellar, built in 1600, and arranged on three underground levels that wind through a system of rooms and paths created under the Villa and its garden.
Throughout the year it is possible to organize, upon reservation, guided tours of the seventeenth-century mansion, the historic cellar, the oil mill and the orciaia. The visits end with the tasting of Principe Corsini products, which can be purchased directly in the shop.

Owner: Principe Corsini
Oenological management: Claudio Giglioni
Agronomic management: Laura Lenzi
Viticulture: organic
Vineyards: 49
Bottles produced: 250,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Oil production: yes
Foundation year: 1363

Labels reviewed
Don Tommaso 2015

Principe Corsini
Villa Le Corti
Via San Piero di Sotto, 1
50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Firenze)
Phone +39 055 829301
E-mail: info@principecorsini.com
Website: www.principecorsini.com

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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