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. Bucerchiale was first produced in 1979, young winemaker Franco Bernabei ‘s second vintage at Selvapiana. Vigneto Bucerchiale is produced only in the best vintages.
Hand harvested. Normally Vigneto Bucerchiale is the last one to be picked, around the first week of October. The vinification takes place in stainless steel at 28°-30° (80°82° Fahrenheit), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermantition takes place immediately after the alcoholic. The wine is then aged in small French oak cask of 225 lt.