Le Bruniche Chardonnay Toscana IGT 2013

Tenuta di Nozzole

Le Bruniche Chardonnay Toscana IGT 2013 play

Region: Italy / Tuscany / Chianti
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

The finest Chardonnay grapes are selected from the Nozzole estate’s 222 acres of vineyards at 984 feet in elevation. In order to obtain concentration and complexity, yields are kept low. The vines for Le Bruniche are on one of the estate’s highest hillsides, where excellent sun exposure and limestone and marl soils help to maintain an optimal ground temperature. For this wine, the grapes were gently pressed and the juice cold settled for 24 hours. The must was fermented for about 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature and stayed on the lees for about 3 months. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and the wine was aged at least two months in bottle before release. The wine sees no oak contact.

88 Points

International Wine Cellar

2013 vintage
90 Points


2013 vintage
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harvest note

2013 was an outstanding year for wine in Tuscany. A relatively cool vintage, especially in August, resulted in long, slow ripening, which produced fresh acidity levels and supported tannin maturation without excessive sugar levels. “Thanks to good [vineyard] management, the result was outstanding,” said Giovanni Folonari. “All the grapes were in perfect shape and great balance. Although it’s still early for a precise judgment, this year looks like one of the best [years] since 2001.”

tasting note

Shows citrus and exotic fruit on the nose, and apple and banana notes on the palate, with a medium-full body and fine acidity. The absence of oak allows the Chardonnay character to shine through.

food pairing

This wine pairs well with fish, shellfish and chicken, whether these are sauteed simply, roasted or served in salads.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Chardonnay di Toscana IGT
PH: 3.49
ABV: 13%
AGING: 3 months in stainless steel
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes, in stainless steel tank

points of distinction

  • An unoaked Chardonnay showing bright, clean varietal character
  • Showcasing some of the finest terroir in Tuscany—at a great value
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On land that has supported winegrapes for seven centuries, Tenuta di Nozzole produces wines that respect both tradition and innovation.

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