Tenuta Di Nozzole Le Bruniche Toscana IGT Chardonnay 750ml
The finest Chardonnay grapes are selected from the Nozzole estate's 222 acres of vineyards at 984 feet in elevation. In order to obtain concentration and complexity, yields are kept low. The vines for Le Bruniche are on one of the estate's highest hillsides, where excellent sun exposure and limestone and marl soils help to maintain an optimal ground temperature. For this wine, the grapes were gently pressed and the juice cold settled for 24 hours. The must was fermented for about 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature and stayed on the lees for about 3 months. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and the wine was aged at least two months in bottle before release. The wine sees no oak contact.HARVEST NOTETuscany experienced a fairly frigid winter, in absence of snow and rains below average. The vegetative growth has been anticipated by a surprising spring, very hot and untimely. Given the hot temperatures, the flowering took place quickly and without interference. The season continued with high temperatures for some periods of the summer, alternating some rains. The vineyards, which enjoy a good maturity and an excellent balance during all the phases of the year, well endured the dry season. Sangiovese, which could be prone to damage caused by drought, did not suffer thanks to irrigations, taking water from the two lakes inside the estate. September started with sunny days alternated with some rains which brought to a very good technological and phenolic maturity which was able to guarantee structured and elegant wines, faithful expression of the vintage.TASTING NOTEClassic citrus aromas complemented by apples and peaches, represent a distinctive wine with excellent balance, outstanding acidity and long finish.FOOD PAIRINGPairs well with fish, shellfish and chicken, whether these are sauteed simply, roasted or served in salads.TECHNICAL DATAGRAPES: 100% ChardonnayAPPELLATION: Toscana IGTABV: 13%AGING: Aged in stainless steel tanks for two months in bottle before releaseMALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: YesPOINTS OF DISTINCTIONAn unoaked Chardonnay showing bright, clean varietal characterShowcasing some of the finest terroir in Tuscany-at a great value
This farm, purchased by the Folonari family in 1971, dates back to 1300 and has 385 hectares of land, 90 of which are used for specialised vineyard cultivation and 15 of which are used for olive groves. The Tenuta di Nozzole estate is located in the town of Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti Classico production area and offers guided tours and the opportunity to taste wines from all of the Folonari estates.