The municipality of Greve in Chianti is located in the Chianti Classico sub-area in the southern part of the province of Florence. Crossed from north to south by the River Greve, one of the three rivers of Chianti, the territory is characterised by soils rich in clay and marls and also by a continental climate. These pedo-climatic features characterise the production of Chianti Classico of Tenuta di Nozzole in the name of power and elegance.
The Sangiovese grape variety is the absolute protagonist of Tenuta di Nozzole, where, in a unique ecosystem of Mediterranean scrubland, expresses all its potential. Used in purity such as vintage, Riserva and Gran Selezione version, it is aged in small toasted wooden barrels and in large seasoned oak barrels, the latter as a symbol of Tuscan tradition, depending on the wine project. The cultivation of Sangiovese is flanked by a Chardonnay vineyard called Le Bruniche intended for the production of the estate’s white wine and by two other Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards for the production of Supertuscan Il Pareto.
This farm, dating back to 1300, extends for 385 hectares, 90 of which vineyards and 15 olive groves, was acquired by the Folonari family in 1971. Villa di Nozzole is located on the top of the hill which rises from 150 to about 300 metres above sea level. The Estate offers the opportunity to take guided tours and taste the wines of all the Folonari Estates.
Tenuta di Nozzole wines
The Chianti Classico wines of Tenuta di Nozzole are all made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and differ from each other according to the barrels used in the aging step. Nozzole is a modern Chianti Classico, La Forra is the historic Riserva produced since 1980 characterised by an international style and Giovanni Folonari Gran Selezione is a small production started in 2013 strongly desired by the president through his interpretation of the Chianti Classico version more linked to tradition.
Located within Tenuta di Nozzole and surrounded by the Chianti Classico vineyards, Villa di Nozzole and Casavecchia welcome guests in an environment of Tuscan charm for an unforgettable stay.
A majestic and elegant Renaissance-type building dating back to the 17th century, facing south west that enjoys magnificent sunsets and a breath-taking view over vineyards, olive groves and the surrounding hills.