Only tiny amounts of the flagship Chianti Riserva I Tre Borri are produced from vines first planted by Wendle in 1973. This is complex, authoritative Chianti that shows elegant aromatics and powerful structure. This riserva is endowed with a seamless texture and fine tannins, and promises to develop gracefully for several years in a good cellar.
About this wine producer: Swiss architect Wendelin Gelpke acquired Corzano in 1969, and shortly thereafter added Paterno in 1974. Together, these two areas now comprise the estate of Fattoria Corzano e Paterno. The 140 hectare (346 acre) working farm produces wine, olive oil, and artisanal sheep cheeses, while also sharing the Tuscan region with guests at their agriturismo. Today, the 17 hectares (42 acres) of vineyards are in the hands of Wendelin Gelpke’s nephew, Aljoscha Goldschmidt, and his daughter, Arianna Gelpke, who are both enologists that manage the vineyards and wine production in the cellar.