Tenuta di Nozzole Villa Nozzole Chianti Classico 2011

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $19.99
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Item No. 127236
  • JS91
  • V89
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine shows ripe, crushed red cherry aromas and flavors with an earthy note. Tangy acidity and fine tannins balance the juicy fruit character.

Pairs very well with meats, pizza, pasta and poultry.

Critical Acclaim

"A wonderful nose of blueberries and lavender with hints of cream here. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. A rich Chianti Classico. Drink now."
91 Points

"A delicious, entry-level wine, the 2011 Chianti Classico bursts from the glass with expressive dark berries, flowers and spices. Harmonious, supple and beautifully balanced, the 2011 delivers terrific quality for the money."
89 Points

Learn About Tenuta di Nozzole Map ItMap 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

(TUSS-can-ee) 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 Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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