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.
| Wine Advocate 89 points (Aug 2013)
From Giovanni and Ambrogio Folonari, the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva opens to ripe tones of black currant and prune. It doesnt have the great complexity of the vintage but it does offer an honest experience. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
|Wine maker 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.
Pairs well with meats and meat pasta sauces, poultry and hard cheeses.
|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