Tasting Notes: The Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva is marked by fine, ripe, and elegant red berry and cherry aromas with flavors and earthy undernotes shaped by a vibrant, fresh acidity and a backbone of firm yet elegant tannins. 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 984 feet 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 vats and in bottle before release.