A vineyard which, from a ridge, slopes down into a gorge; all around, only woods and lakes. It is here, on Tenuta di Nozzole, in Greve in Chianti, that one of the historic crus of Tenute Folonari is born, the first harvest of which dates back to 1980. La Forra Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is a wine in which, the viticultural and oenological sciences, are applied wisely; an example of how tradition, understood as the historical path of wine, has been taken over by innovation. For this reason, for 40 years La Forra has represented the perfect expression of the historic territory of Greve, the capital of the Florentine Chianti Classico.
Vintage: 2020 was a regular year with a good availability of water thanks to the spring rains and a not extremely hot summer. The weather conditions in the Chianti Classico area led to a quality harvest characterised by an excellent yield of Sangiovese grapes.
Tasting: The 2020 vintage shows a rich crystalline ruby red colour.
Marked woody smells perfectly balanced with ripe red fruits, balsamic notes and bitter orange. Pleasantly dry and vinous on the palate with smooth, ripe tannins. Mouthfeel sensations of balm, incense and herbal tea; long vanilla and chocolate finish.
Pairing: Villa di Nozzole suggests to pair it with pigeon filled with black truffle, spring onions and carrots glazed with balsamic vinegar.
First vintage: 1980
Shelf life: up to 10 years