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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2000
Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2000
(search item no. 61170)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1994 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.
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About Tenuta di Nozzole:

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.