Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 1998
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
This 100% Sangiovese from the Bucerchiale Vineyard (an older plot of vineyard planted in original Sangioves clones)is simply a superb wine, with a solid structure and fine tannins. A wine made for long aging as indicated by the bottles in Selvapiana's cellars dating back to 1947 and 48.
"Intense aromas of ripe fruit, flowers and hints of wood. Full-bodied, with rich, silky tannins and a long, long finish. A tight and well-structured red for aging. Best after 2004."
Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002
Selvapiana, located in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area of Tuscany, was founded by the Giuntini family in 1827, and is managed today by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti. It is a typical Tuscan estate consisting of the owner's villa, cellars and other historic buildings — now no longer used — including an oil mill, granary and joiner's workshop.
For a long time, Selvapiana was a summer residence for Florentine bishops. It then belonged... View More