"Sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, game, smoke and menthol are all pushed forward in Selvapiana's 2011 Chianti Rufina Riserva. 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." –Sept 2015
The Bucerchiale was first bottled in 1979 and is produced only in the very best vintages. It is made with 1oo% Sangiovese from the best and oldest estate vineyards.
Winemaking: Long maceration on the skins for 30 to 35 days with daily pump-overs. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured in French oak barriques for 15 months (50% new). After bottling the wine is refined for and additional 10 months.