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La Pietra

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La Pietra

The Wine

The first white Supertuscan made from Chardonnay grapes grown on Tenuta Casa di Sala in Panzano in Chianti. La Pietra was an innovation in the Chianti wine scene when in 1983 Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari decided to vinify and age the Chardonnay grapes as they already did with the great Tuscan red wines. The result is a surprising white for its impressive aptitude for long refinements in bottle.
Tasting: The 2018 vintage reveals a bouquet of white peaches, ripe apples, chamomile, vanilla and acacia honey. Full-bodied on the palate, this Supertuscan is characterised by a relevant flavour and intensity. Fresh and soft on the finish.

Pairing: It goes perfectly with all light-coloured dishes or enjoyed with friends
First vintage: 1983
Shelf life: up to 15 years
Curiosity: La Pietra was one of the very first Italian white wines aged in small wooden French barrels

The Field

Production Area: wine made from grapes grown on the vineyards of Tenute del Cabreo located in the hills of Panzano in Chianti
Altitude: about 450 metres MSL

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The Grapes

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Planting pattern: 5,000 plants per hectare
Production per hectare: on average 50 tons of grapes
Grape yield: about 60%

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In the winery

Vinification: soft pressing and cold settling for 24 hours. Partial temperature-controlled fermentation, partly in stainless steel vats, and partly in 5 hl toasted barrels (of which half new and the other half of second and third usage)
Aging: 12 months in toasted oak tonneaux and the use of “bâtonnage” technique
Refinement: in the bottle for at least 6 months

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Awards

  • The Wine Advocate --- 92
  • Jamessucking.com --- 93
  • Doctor Wine --- 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.

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