Located north of the village of Greve in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, the Nozzole estate covers a striking, rugged, mountainous area of about 1,000 acres, a third of which is vines and olive groves. At 350 meters in elevation, the 10-acre Il Pareto vineyard has clay soil with lime and gravel-size stones. The soil composition is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, with a high proportion of galestro rock. Il Pareto grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and crushed before fermentation and malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the lees promotes the extraction of optimal color and fine, structured tannins. The wine is aged in oak and in bottle before release.

95 Points
2018 vintage
95 Points
Wine Spectator
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage began with a mild winter and with sporadic rainfall. The sudden return of cold in March was characterized by a frost that occurred at the end of the month causing some damage to the newly hatched buds. From mid-April temperatures increased and spring continued regularly, favoring good flowering and fruit setting, which took place between the end of May and the beginning of June. The summer tended to be hot and dry, but without heat peaks. September was marked by above-average temperatures until the last week of the month, a period after which there was generally cool and rainy weather that lasted until October.
Tasting Note
In the glass it appears purplish red. Very intense and enveloping nose with descriptors attributable to red fruits, pomegranate, marasca cherry, dried plum with nuances of incense, bay leaf and black pepper. On the palate it is dry with a great deep body, saline and an aftertaste of spicy tertiary aromas. Wine of great complexity since its current youth.
Food Pairing
It can be combined with any very rich and savory dish: elaborate first courses, red meats, aged cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.3 g/l
ABV: 15.5%
AGING: The wine is matured 28 months in one-year-old French barriques and at least 6 months in bottle before release
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in the Super Tuscan style
  • Matured for 16 months in oak barrels for increased complexity

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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