Sip of the Day

February 5, 2021

Day #36 of the year.

Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay Toscana IGT

White wine from Tuscany usually means Vernaccia, Vermentino, or Trebbiano. You are not likely to think immediately of Chardonnay. Why would you? Italy is known for its roughly million and one native grapes, so when an international variety like Chardonnay comes along, it either throws everyone for a loop (see: Super Tuscans), or is lost in the sauce. Tenuta di Nozzole is best known for their fantastic Chianti Classico wines, and their white-grape vineyards were originally planted with varieties that were required to be in Chianti Classico before this was phased out of DOCG ruling in 1995. When the winery started experimenting on these vineyards with other varieties in the ‘80s, they discovered that Chardonnay turned out exceptionally well in their Bruniche vineyard. All this to say, when an Italian winery turns out non-traditional wines year after year, you’ll want to pay attention, because it is without doubt going to be excellent like Le Bruniche.

ORIGIN

Tuscany, Italy

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay Toscana IGT, Italian wine, bottle shot, Italy, white wine

Tasting Notes

Classic scents of apple, white peach and Mirabelle plums well blend with the hints of citrus and medicinal herbs. It is rich, full and well balanced on the palate, with excellent persistence resulting in a dry, crisp finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with fish, shellfish and chicken, whether these are sauteed simply, roasted or served in salads.

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