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