Chianti Classico Tenuta Nozzole Docg 0.75

Chianti Classico Tenuta Nozzole Docg 0.75

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NOZZOLE CHIANTI CLASSICO Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)

THE LAND

Area of production:

produced with grapes from our Nozzole estate in the town of Greve in Chianti.

Altitude: from 280 to 380 MASL

THE GRAPE

Vines: Sangiovese varietal wine

Planting density: 2,800 – 5,500 vines per hectare

Production per hectare: on average, 7 tons of grapes

Yield in wine from the grapes: max 70%

IN THE WINERY

Vinification: by maceration with délestage and pump-overs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28°C (82°F).

Duration: about 15 days.

Ageing: in toasted French oak barrels (225 lt / 59,4 gal) with a 33% turnover for 10-12 months

Bottle ageing: minimum 3 months

THE WINE

Tasting: Generous aromas of macerated cherries and mature fresh fruit. Ample, full and assertive on the palate with a lingering finish and an equal balance of soft tannins.

At the table: At “Villa di Nozzole”, we like to serve it with a Florentine Steak, made preferably with Chianina beef, together with white zolfini beans dressed with some extra virgin olive oil from the farm.

First Harvest: 1971

Shelf life: up to five years

Interesting fact: Nozzole Chianti Classico is the offspring of what is historically one of the best known farms in Chianti