About The Wine
Sangiovese, with a small amount (5%) of Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera, planted on stony clay and limestone soils. At Selvapiana, all vines come from a massale selection of the Bucerchiale plot, widely regarded as the best vineyard in Rufina. Vines aged from 15 – 40 years planted on a Northwest facing slope at altitudes up to 980 ft. Fermentation with ambient yeast and maceration lasts 25 days in stainless steel, before aging in large French oak casks of 25hl for 10 months.
So much crushed-stone character here with citrus and black-cherry aromas. Medium-bodied with iodine and oyster-shell undertones to the blue fruit. Lemon rind at the end. Drink or hold. 93 Points - James Suckling
Selvapiana is the preeminent producer within the Chianti Rufina DOCG zone. The 6th generation, organically farmed estate has belonged to the Giuntini family since 1826.
Today, it is owned and run by Federico Giuntini and his son Niccolo Giuntini. Since the 2018 vintage, Niccolo has taken control of the winemaking under the guidance of Franco Bernabei, a well respected Tuscan oenologists who has been working at the estate since 1978.
The property consists of 58 hectares of vines, 36 hectares of olive trees, and 140 hectares on woodland located in the Rufina DOCG.
Varietal: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera