Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute
Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
La Forra
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The Wine

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.

Tasting: The 2019 vintage reveals a soft entry and a firm taste. The tertiary aromas of wood are present but never invasive. A delicate wine. Balanced hints of cut red flowers, such as rose and acacia in addition to sweet tertiary aromas such as vanilla, milk chocolate and finally a sprinkle of black pepper. Mouthfeel sensations of balance between the four primary tastes.
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

The Field

Production Area: wine made from grapes grown on the vineyards of Tenuta di Nozzole in the municipality of Greve in Chianti
Altitude: from 300 to 330 MSL

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The Grapes

Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
Planting pattern: 3,000 – 5,500 plants per hectare
Production per hectare: 5 tons of grapes
Grape yield: 60%

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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 3 months then 18 months in 225 and 500-liter French oak barriques and a short step in big barrels.
Refinement: in the bottle for at least 6 months

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  • Vinous --- 90
  • James Suckling --- 92
  • Decanter Wine Awards --- 94
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La 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.