Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2018

Tenuta di Nozzole

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2018 play

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

Nozzole estate consists of 1,000 acres of vineyards at 300 meters in elevation in the Chianti Classico zone. In order to obtain concentration and complexity in the wine, yields are kept low. The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation was initiated on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and maceration lasted 15-20 days. The wine was racked into stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation before aging for 16 months in large Slavonian oak vats followed by a minimum of 3 months in bottle before release.

91 Points

Wine Spectator

2018 vintage
93 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

An average winter overall, in terms of both temperature and rainfall, ensured the budding season began at the expected time for the Chianti Classico region. The spring season, especially the month of May, was characterized by frequent rain and temperatures that were slightly below the seasonal average. On the whole, the summer months were hot and dry, with no drastic temperature variations. This climate provided the ideal conditions for the ripening stage of the grapes, which ended on a perfect note with rainfall in August and a dry and ventilated September. The Sangiovese grape harvest commenced on the 10th of September. Sangiovese produces very fragrant wines with a net dry extract of over 22 g/L, which gives them a rich full-body and lots of personality.

tasting note

Red berry and cherry aromas and flavors and earthy under-notes are shaped by vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
ABV: 14%
AGING: 24 months in oak barrels and 3 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • A classic, traditional Chianti from the Folonari family, making wine since the 1700s
  • Estate bottled, from a highly regarded estate
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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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