Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 90] [WS 90]

Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 90] [WS 90]

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About the Winery:
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 300 meters in elevation.   

Notes from the Winemaker:
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 of 15-20 days to draw out color and tannins. The wine is racked into no steel tanks for malolactic fermentation before aging for 16 months in large Slavonian oak vats and in bottle a minimum of 3 months before release. The wine is bottled on the estate.

Tasting Notes:
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.

Points of Distinction:
  • A classic, traditional Chianti from the Folonari family, making wine since the 1700s
  • Matured for 24 months in oak barrels and 3 months in bottle before release
  • Estate bottled, from a highly regarded estate

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast: 
"The nose balances the sweetness of cherries, strawberries and vanilla with more savory notes of graphite and wild herbs. On the palate, hibiscus and cranberry bring out the sourness of the cherries, before a salsa finish of chili and tomatoes. Polished tannins create an unctuous texture." - DC (Dec 2023)

90 Points - Wine Spectator: 
"Leads with aromas of earth, tomato leaf and asparagus, followed by flavors of cherry, plum and loam. Dense and lively, with a complex, lingering finish. Rustic and savory, yet distinctive. Drink now through 2033. 150,000 cases made, 24,000 cases imported." - BS (Oct 2023)