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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 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.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti » Chianti Rufina

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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External Reviews for Chianti Rufina Riserva 'Bucherchiale'

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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: 2011andndash;2021.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/03/2014

Here’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: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Hereandrsquo;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: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/03/2014

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: 2011–2021.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Aromas of forest fruit and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a mahogany, berry and bitter chocolate aftertaste. Best after 2009.


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.


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.


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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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