Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
$19.99
$17.99

SKU 11548

750ml

Share
js
94
ws
93
wa
92

Located north of the village of Greve in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, the Nozzole estate covers a striking, rugged, mountainous area of about 1,000 acres at 300 meters in elevation. In order to obtain concentration and complexity in the wine, yields are kept low. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation is initiated on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a maceration period to draw out color and tannins. The wine is racked into stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation before aging in oak for 16 months and 3 months in bottle before release. The wine is bottled on the estate.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Nozzole
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • js94

James SucklingThis ripe Chianti Classico shows aromas of strawberries, cherries and red plums. Hints of earth, too. Full body, juicy tannins and a medium-deep finish. Delicious now, but it will be better in 2020.

  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBlack cherry, blackberry and dark plum fruit is allied to a muscular frame, with dense tannins. Tobacco, rosemary, thyme and tar notes play supporting roles as this builds to a long finish.

Bruce Sanderson, October 3, 2018
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Nozzole is a dark and fruit-forward wine with a beautiful profile of ripe, succulent cherry fruit. You taste the bright sunshine and softness of this cheerful Tuscan red. This is the kind of wine that immediately puts you in a good mood (also thanks to that low price tag). The fruit is ripened to that perfect point of softness, maintaining structure and acidity all the same. This is one of the best values of the vintage.

Monica Larner

Red

White

Rosé

Sparkling

Kosher

Organic

No Sulfites Added

Biodynamic  

  Sustainable

Screw
Cap

Future

Pre-Arrival
  • wa 91
Wine
Advocate
  • ws 91
Wine
Spectator
  • st 91
International Wine Cellar
  • we 91
Wine
Enthusiast
  • js 91
James
Suckling
  • bs 91
Bottle
Shop
  • w&s 91
Wine &
Spirits
  • bh 91
Burghound
  • wj 91
Wine
Journal
  • wsk 91
Whiskey
Advocate
  • agv 91
Vinous
  • d 91
Decanter
  • tp 91
The Tasting
Panel
  • jd 91
Jeb
Dunnuck