Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy (2015) (IN-STORE WINE PICKUP with ID)
Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy (2015)
REGION: Italy / Tuscany / Chianti
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese
This single-vineyard Chianti, which carries the new Gran Selezione top tier classification as of the 2011 vintage, is produced only in exceptional vintages. 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, a third of which is vines and olive groves. Vigneto La Forra Riserva is produced as a single-vineyard Chianti Classico only in exceptional vintages. Only the finest Sangiovese
grapes are selected for this wine, from Nozzole’s 200 acres of vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone between Florence and Siena. La Forra is among the estate’s finest parcels, with 35-year-old vines on a south-facing slope at 300 meters in elevation. Grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation is on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by maceration on the lees and malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak and in bottle before release.
2015 has shown to be a very good vintage. After a mild and rainy winter, the vegetative start was in the second week of April with the arrival of spring and higher temperatures. The spring rains helped a lot the vegetation and ensured the water
supply for the following summer. In June and mid-July temperatures were above the seasonal average, but by the end of July the temperatures lowered, returning to the average thanks to long rainy days, which was really good for the vines. The
grapes were of an excellent quality. The wonderful structure and the elegant, soft tannins are the main elements of this vintage.
Ripe fruits and sweet aromatic notes of spices on the nose, with the slightest hint of mint. It is generously soft on the palate and ends with tannins of finest class. Pairs well with meats, aged cheese and more complex first and second courses.
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
AGING: The first 2 months are in stainless steel, 22-24 months in seasoned Slavonian oak barrels. Aged in the bottle a minimum 6 months.
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