Selvapiana bucerchiale

Chianti Rufina Riserva, "Bucerchiale" 2011

Selvapiana

Selvapiana’s flagship wine, Francesco Giuntini created this wine destined for long aging, to best represent the character and quality of Rufina’s and Selvapiana’s Sangiovese.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation/ava:
Chianti Rufina
Vineyard designation:
Bucerchaile
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Sangiovese
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
Small French oak casks (15 months); bottle aged (10 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
3000

Reviews

  • "92+ points. Sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, game, smoke and menthol are all pushed forward in Selvapiana's 2011 Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale. The warm, early ripening vintage has produced an uncharacteristically approachable, young Riserva that is already quite expressive. I expect the 2011 will only continue to grow with more time in bottle." (vinous)
  • "91 points. The excellent 2011 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale shows distinctive and attractive tones of cherry cola, balsam herb, tea leaf, chopped mint and blue flower. The aromas are ethereal, pure and show beautiful vertical lift from the glass. Although the nose is decidedly feminine in approach, the mouthfeel feels masculine with lingering flavors of wet earth and leather. The aromas are true to the territory." (Wine Advocate)

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