Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute
Gran Selezione D.O.C.G
Giovanni Folonari
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The Wine

The owner’s reserve. A wine strongly wanted by Giovanni Folonari to order to represent his idea of Gran Selezione. Only Sangiovese grapes from Tenuta di Nozzole and the return to tradition through the use of large seasoned woodenbarrels, a typical Tuscan aging method. Numbered bottles and a limited production.
Tasting: the 2016 vintage is characterised by a ruby red colour with purple nuances; hints of ripe cherry, peach, liquorice and dried red currant in addition to notes of nutmeg up to ethereal aromas such as wax, incense and powder. Elegant and majestic taste. Full-bodied and spacious wine, silky tannins and a spice finish. Pleasant cinchona as a bittering touch and excellent balance.

Pairing: Villa di Nozzole suggests it with tagliatelle spread with the rolling pin and San Miniato white truffle
First vintage: 2013
Shelf life: up to 15-20 years

The Field

Production area: grapes grown on a Cru of Tenuta di Nozzole located in the municipality of Greve in Chianti Altitude: about 300 MSL

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The Grapes

Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
Planting pattern: 4,000 plants per hectare
Production per hectare: 6 tons of grapes
Grape yield: 65%

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In the winery

Vinification: by maceration with délestage and rackings in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. Duration: 20 days
Aging: in steel vats for the first 2 months, then 24 months in 60 hl seasoned Slavonian oak barrels.
Refinement: in the bottle for at least 6 months

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  • The Wine Hunter --- 1
  • Doctor Wine --- 94
  • James Suckling --- 93
  • Decanter Wine Awards --- 90
  • Vini Buoni d'Italia --- 4 stelle
  • Falstaff --- 93
  • Wine Spectator --- 91
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Tenuta di Nozzole

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.