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, a third of which is vines and olive groves. At 350 meters in elevation, the 10-acre Il Pareto vineyard has clay soil with lime and gravel-size stones. The soil composition is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, with a high proportion of galestro rock. Il Pareto grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and crushed before fermentation and malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the lees promotes the extraction of optimal color and fine, structured tannins. The wine is aged in oak and in bottle before release.

95 Points
Wine Spectator
95 Points
jamessuckling.com
2018 vintage
Tasting Note

This wine’s classic Cabernet aromas and flavors of cassis and black fruits have intriguing dried herb and spice notes. On the palate, jammy fruit leads to firm, noble tannins before a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with meats, poultry, and game.

Technical Data
Appellation: Chianti
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon in the Super Tuscan style
  • Matured for 16 months in oak barrels for increased complexity

Vineyard Details

Il Pareto Vineyard
At 350 meters in elevation, the 10-acre Il Pareto vineyard has clay soil with lime and gravel-size stones. The soil composition is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, with a high proportion of galestro rock.

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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