"Elegant and fragrant, this opens with aromas of pressed rose, crushed violet, wild berry and a whiff of baking spice. The vibrant, focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, cinnamon and dried herb. It’s well balanced, with supple tannins and bright acidity. Editors’ Choice" –Sept 2015
Vinous Selvapiana, 2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina
"Gracious, delicate and light on its feet, the 2013 Chianti Rufina is a fabulous introduction to the wines of this tiny appellation. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, cinnamon and the essence of Sangiovese fruit all lift from the glass effortlessly, while silky tannins convey an overall impression of finesse. The style is a bit lean and classically austere, but that is what is to be expected in a cooler area. If the 2013 gains a bit more depth in bottle it might merit a higher score in the future."
Rufina's unique soil with clay limestone mixed with schist and the proximity of the Appenines provides longer ripening fruit with fresh acidity and wines with more finesse.
This Chianti Rufina is made with 95% Sangiovese and 5% a blend of Canaiolo, Colorina, and Malvasia Nera. Vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with 25 days of maceration. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in large French oak cask (15-20-25 hl) for 1O months. All estate fruit is cultivated with organic methods and vinified separately. Fermentation takes place with only indigenous yeasts.