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 at 984 feet in elevation. In order to obtain concentration and complexity in the wine, yields are kept low. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation is initiated on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a maceration period to draw out color and tannins. The wine is racked into stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation before aging in oak vats and in bottle before release. The wine is bottled on the estate.

95 Points
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2017 vintage
94 Points
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2015 vintage
Tasting Note
Crisp, ripe, red berry and cherry aromas and flavors and earthy undernotes are shaped by vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins.
Food Pairing
Pairs very well with meats, poultry and cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
ABV: 14%
AGING: 24 months in oak barrels and 3 months in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic, traditional Chianti from the Folonari family, making wine since the 1700s
  • Matured in oak barrels
  • Estate bottled, from a highly regarded estate

About the Grape

Sangiovese
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
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