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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2009

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 750ml 2009     
Sku: 20516

Selvapiana is a classic Tuscan fattoria located in the Chianti Rufina zone east of Florence, situated on 240 hectares, 45 of which are devoted to vineyards. It was originally a summer residence for the Florentine bishops and later belonged to a series of Florentine merchant families. The property was purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana. Since 1957 it has been run by Francesco Giuntini Antinori and he has worked to restore the reputation of Chianti Rufina. Rufina's soil of galestro mixed with limestone and clay combined with its proximity to the Apennines provide a special microclimate for late ripening fruit with high acidity. Selvapiana's reputation is based on producing red wines from the terroir of this unique location. Along with the vintage Chianti Rufina, there are also two particularly fine crus: the Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale, and Fornace, a blend of the estate's Sangiovese and international varietals. The Selvapiana estate also manages the Fattoria Petrognano, which was built around an ancient medieval tower and purchased in 1860 bythe Budini Gattai family. This Fattoria produces an excellent Pomino Rosso.

Tasting notes
After blending, the wine aged in French oak for two to three months. Classic aromas and flavors of wild cherries, blackberry and damp earth, with balanced tannins and juicy acidity.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Aug 2011)
The 2009 Chianti Rufina opens with a burst of red fruit. It is an intensely perfumed, seductive wine loaded with personality. Sweet, silky tannins frame the exquisite finish. This is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Selvapiana. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2029.

Technical notes
Sangiovese with small amounts of Canaiolo is fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature and racked to steel tanks (30%), Sessile oak casks (50%) and barriques (20%).

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Rufina
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
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