Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva shows the distinctive Sangiovese fragrance of dark berries offset by pronounced woodsy notes of leather and earth. These are confirmed on the palate in a full, mellow texture and firm structure underscored by a clean acidic balance. The ripe fruit flavors carry into the aftertaste, with elegant nuances of smoke and mushrooms, ending in a long, full finish promising excellent longevity.
|This wine shows crisp, ripe red berry and cherry fruit flavors and aromas sustained by a fresh, acidic note offset by classic Sangiovese notes of earth, mushrooms and leather, with an elegant tannic backbone.
|93 Pts, James Suckling
An elegant and fruity Chianti Classico with strawberry, sliced orange, and wet earth character. Full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Creamy texture. The real deal in Chianti Classico Reserve.
90 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of scorched earth, black cooking spice and ripe berry lead the nose. The medium-bodied, easy-drinking palate doles out fleshy black cherry, ripe raspberry, licorice and ground pepper alongside polished tannins.
|Wine maker notes
|2012. 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.
|GRAPE VARIETY: 91% Sangiovese
7% Canaiolo & Colorino
and 2% Trebbiano Toscano &
Malvasia del Chianti
MAXIMUM YIELD: 7,000 kg/ha (+3 tons/acre; 45 hl/ha)
MINIMUM ALCOHOL: 12.5% (Classico Riserva)
TOTAL ACIDITY: .5 - .75%
AGING REQUIREMENTS: 2 years in cask and 1 in bottle