Tenuta di Nozzole Il Pareto 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Classic Cabernet flavors and aromas of cassis and blackberry mark this jammy, highly extracted wine, and are offset by notes of dried herbs, spice, vanilla and cedar supported by bold, firm tannins and a long finish.
"Made from a clonal selection of the estate's best Cabernet Sauvignon, this cheerful red is concentrated and extracted with a seductively sweet-smelling nose. It is by no means simple: Background aromas of tar, root beer, espresso, chopped mint and bright berry speak to its Tuscan roots. It’s still a bit thick and chewy in the mouth, so drink it after 2012 and give it time to open."
"Beautifully ripe flavors of red cherry, loamy earth and cinnamon. Lithe flavors of strawberry, red berries and mocha with just a touch of vanillin oak put the super back in Super Tuscan. Long close."
The Wine News
"Dark and intense, with loads of currant, blackberry and vanilla character. Full-bodied, velvety and round. Has plenty of clean, pretty fruit, with hints of mineral and licorice. Best after 2009. 2,000 cases made."
Learn About Tenuta di Nozzole Map It
The Nozzole estate produces a Chianti Classico Riserva and a single-vineyard wine from the superb "La Forra" parcel. Cabernet Sauvignon, cultivated principally in another parcel of the estate planted in 1981 called "Il Pareto," yields a pure Cabernet wine first produced in the 1987 vintage. The principal white vineyards of the Nozzole estate, the "Le Bruniche" and "Casa Vecchia" vineyards, once planted in Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia, were replanted to Chardonnay in the early 1980s. These vineyards now produce Nozzole Le Bruniche, a distinctive, pure varietal Chardonnay.
Learn About Tuscany
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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