Selvapiana is one of the classic Tuscan fattoria, located in the Chianti Rufina zone. The estate sprawls over 240 hectares of land of which 45 are planted to vine and 31 to olives. Originally built as a summer residence for the Florentine bishops, it was purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana and since 1957 it has been run by the fifth generation Giuntini family member, Francesco Giuntini Antinori, In recent years the estate has been managed by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti who are loyal to the path forged by Francesco, and continue to work closely with Franco Bernabei, the consulting oenologist at Selvapiana since 1978. Rufina's soil of galestro mixed with limestone and clay combined with its proximity to the Apennines, some of the estate’s vineyards are at 400m, provide a special micro-climate for longer ripening fruit with higher acidity. Selvapiana's reputation is based on producing red wines of considerable longevity and terroir from this unique location. Along with the vintage Chianti Rufina, we also have the legendary Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale.
Sangiovese (with a small amount of Canaiolo) is vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at a fermentation temperature of 28° C. It then spends time in steel tanks (30%), Sessile oak casks (50%) and barriques (20%). After blending, the wine is refined in French oak casks for two to three months. Pairs well with pasta dishes, pizza and appetizers.
Bright ruby red in colour, with perfumes of ripe blackberry fruit, red cherry and touch of spice. On the palate it is ripe and juicy but still fine and elegant in the Selvapiana style, with a tight structure and lifted, floral finish with refreshing acidity.