Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute
Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
La Forra
<p>La Forra</p>
Buy La Forra

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.

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

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

Field tenuta Tenuta di Nozzole

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%

Grapes tenuta Tenuta di Nozzole Grapes tenuta Tenuta di Nozzole

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

Winery tenuta Tenuta di Nozzole


  • Wine Spectator --- 93
  • The Wine Hunter --- 1 calice
  • Vinous --- 90
  • James Suckling --- 92
  • Decanter Wine Awards --- 94
Awards tenuta Tenuta di Nozzole

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.