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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
Tenuta di Nozzole La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
(search item no. 21488)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva La Forra is a wine of impressive concentration and depth, with an intense, aromatic fragrance of black fruit, leather and woodsy notes. On the palate, rich, ripe fruit is set in a firm tannic structure which is balanced, mellow and integrated. The full, complex finish confirms the palate, suggesting extended 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.