Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016


Tenuta di Nozzole

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

Region: Italy / Tuscany
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Made of the grapes from the best vineyards on the Nozzole estate, located in the town of Greve in Chianti. Altitude about 300 meters above sea level. Planting density 3,000 - 5,000 vines per hectare. Production per hectare on average 2 tons of grapes. In the winery, it goes thru fermentation by maceration and pump-overs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 82 Fahrenheit for a duration of 20 days. Aged 24 months in seasoned Slavonian oak barrels and in the bottle a minimum 6 months.

94 Points

Wine & Spirits

2016 vintage
93 Points

2016 vintage
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harvest note

After a mild and rainy winter, the vegetative start was in the second week of April with the arrival of spring and higher temperatures. The spring rains helped a lot the vegetation and ensured the water supply for the following summer. In June and mid-July temperatures were above the seasonal average, but by the end of July the temperatures lowered, returning to the average thanks to long rainy days, which was really good for the vines. The grapes were of an excellent quality. The wonderful structure and the elegant, soft tannins are the main elements of this vintage.

tasting note

Ripe fruits and sweet aromatic notes of spices are prevalent to the nose, with the lightest hint of mint. It is generously soft to the palate, it ends by tannins of finest class.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
PH: 3.73
ACIDITY: 5.40 g/L
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 22-24 months in seasoned Slavonian oak barrels of 60 to 70hl

points of distinction

  • Awarded Gran Selezione by tasting panel, made from 100% Sangiovese
  • Limited production signed by Giovanni Folonari
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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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