16 Ratings
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) 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. Winter was quite mild and rainy. Spring, warmer than usually, allowed an erlier bud breaking, ten days ahead than normal period. April was quite warm and good rainfall in May and June helped the vines to have a perfect growing. Summer was never too warm with cold nights, that allowed a excellent grape ripening. Last days of August temperature above seasonal average made the harvest started in the first days of September. Grapes were healthy, rich, and very well balanced

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    Cherries Long mineral finish

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
  • Wine News
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014