Chianti Rufina Riserva 'Bucherchiale' 2006

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Selvapiana is owned by Francesco Giuntini, descendant of the original owner, Michele Giuntini who bought the estate i...

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Therersquo;s a good thick layer of ripe black cherry on the nose and palate, with hints of cedar and citrus fruits. Full-bodied, round and silky, w... Read more

Herersquo;s a vineyard-designate Riserva distinguished by smoky spice and dusty tertiary aromas of crushed granite and campfire. Fruit notes are pr... Read more

The single-vineyard 2004 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is an expansive, layered wine. There is a lovely vibrancy to the dark fruit, al... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a good thick layer of ripe black cherry on the nose and palate, with hints of cedar and citrus fruits. Full-bodied, round and silky, with clean fruit and a long finish. This is nice now, but should age gracefully as well. Lively. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a vineyard-designate Riserva distinguished by smoky spice and dusty tertiary aromas of crushed granite and campfire. Fruit notes are present in the form of dried raspberry or cassis syrup.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The single-vineyard 2004 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is an expansive, layered wine. There is a lovely vibrancy to the dark fruit, along with notes of tobacco, spices and leather that come forward in the glass. This is a refined Bucerchiale, with beautifully integrated tannins and finesse to spare. Why canrsquo;t more Chiantis be like this? Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2022.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Special care is taken with the Selvapiana Riserva, which is not produced every year but only when the perfect ripening of the grapes allows it. The Chiati Rufina Riserva produced by the Bucerchiale vineyard is bottle separately as a Cru. In every good vintage the typical Tuscan Vinsanto is also produced at Selvapiana from grapes dried generally until the first week in February. It is subsequently aged for no less than three years in the small kegs prescribed by the ancient local tradition.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright red. Pure, floral aromas of strawberry and red cherry are lifted by hints of ripe citrus, tobacco and sweet spices. Vibrant and pure on entry, with impressive mid-palate breadth and lovely flavors of redcurrant, red cherry, tobacco and plum jam. This offers a rare combination of elegance and power, thanks to ripe acidity and sweet tannins. Finishes sweet and long, with silky tannins. Excellent.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The single-vineyard 2006 Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale exhibits an attractive combination of ripe, generous fruit wedded to a firm sense of structure that should allow the wine to age gracefully for years. Sweet scents of tobacco, earthiness, leather, licorice and spices add complexity on the powerful close. At the moment, the 2006 Vigneto Bucerchiale remains unyielding but full of promise. The wine continued to improve with air. This is a terrific effort from Selvapiana. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2021.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Impressive, ripe rich, and flavorful. Loads of mint, blackberry and plum flaovrs. Attractively sweet-spicy blend.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Selvapiana is owned by Francesco Giuntini, descendant of the original owner, Michele Giuntini who bought the estate in 1827. His adopted son, Federico Masetti-Giuntini now runs the estate and makes the wines with consultant Franco Bernabei. Federico is the son of the ‘fattore’ (estate manger) who worked with the Giuntini family all his life. Federico was born on the estate, as was his sister Silvia, who is also involved in running the business. The estate covers 245 hectares of mixed vineyard and olive groves. The wine has perfumes of wild cherries and cedar, with great structure on the palate. Its balance is characteristic of Selvapiana, with firm, ripe tannins and good acidity. The touch of new oak adds a spicy note to the elegant, berry fruit of the Sangiovese.

Selvapiana is owned by Francesco Giuntini, descendant of the original owner, Michele Giuntini who bought the estate in 1827. His adopted son, Federico Masetti-Giuntini now runs the estate and makes the wines with consultant Franco Bernabei. Federico is the son of the ‘fattore’ (estate manger) who worked with the Giuntini family all his life. Federico was born on the estate, as was his sister Silvia, who is also involved in running the business. The estate covers 245 hectares of mixed vineyard and olive groves. The wine has perfumes of wild cherries and cedar, with great structure on the palate. Its balance is characteristic of Selvapiana, with firm, ripe tannins and good acidity. The touch of new oak adds a spicy note to the elegant, berry fruit of the Sangiovese.

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