Cortonesi Lèonus IGT Toscana 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Cortonesi Lèonus IGT Toscana 2018

Tuscany, Italy
Regular price $21.95per bottle ($263.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Fresh & Juicy

The Cortonesi family has owned the La Mannella farm in Montalcino for decades and are devoted to the production of Brunello di Montalcino. This wine, Lèonus, is a humble but mighty Toscana IGT made from grapes that are in fact declassified Brunello grapes, from vineyards in Montalcino. It is one of the best value wines from the area. ​This Rosso Toscano is juicy and fresh. Full of red cherries and dark berries on the nose, with a delicate astringency on the palate. It has such a great balance and it drinks so well that it's the perfect everyday wine.

This wine pairs brilliantly with dishes prepared with tomato sauce and herbs, such as lasagna or pizza. It's also great with antipasti (olives, cured meats, pecorino cheese), and simply roasted meats or chicken

About the Winery

Cortonesi

The “La Mannella” farm, owned by the Cortonesi family, covers a surface of 56 hectares (138 acres), eight (19 acres) of which are especially devoted to the production of “Brunello di Montalcino”. Its wine-making activity started at the beginning of the seventies, and its vineyards are placed in one of the most valuable areas of the region, both north and south-east from Montalcino.

The Cortonesi family has been making wine since the 1970’s however at the time the wine was simply for family, friends and neighbours enjoyment. In 1985 they began to offer their wines commercially. It is strictly a family business, and works according to tradition, while also employing modern technologies that help to the enhance the quality of the wines made. Tommaso, in his early 30s, is the third-generation winemaker at the winery that was started by his grandfather. The favorable location of its vineyards, and the rocky soil where they are planted, all contribute to the making of a deep and elegant Brunello. Tomasso says “I’m a lucky man who has been given the opportunity to realize my dream and continue my family’s efforts making wine in the land where I was born.”

Press Reviews

Wine Align

91 Points - David Lawrason

Love the lifted scent of rosemary that leads the charge of flavours. Also expect currant, raspberry fruit, nicely integrated oak and a hint of meaty salami. Quite exotic aromatics. It is medium-full bodied, lively, spicy and warm on the palate. The balance is very good with juicy acidity, warm alcohol and slightly gritty tannin all in proportion. The length is very good to excellent. Tasted July 2020