Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, Toscana Rosso "Il Corzano" 2017Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wendel Gelpke, a Swiss architect, fell madly in love with these romantic hillsides. The Corzano property was purchased back in 1969, and then the neighboring property of Paterno in 1974. These hillsides are separated from the Chianti Classico subzone by the Via Cassia, a road that runs parallel to the river Pisa. Farming here has always been organic and her Sardinian sheep herd roams the rows to naturally fertilize the vines; talk about sustainability. As is classic for the area, the properties produce mainly Sangiovese. Wendel and the family own and operate the winery, and keep very occupied by making their own cheese and olive oil.
A Super Tuscan at its core, “Corzano” shows off the handpicked fruit from the Corzano hillside. It blends the traditional Sangiovese and the modern Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot together. Ageing takes place for about 26 months in oak barriques.