Selvapiana - Chianti - Rufina

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Overview: This Chianti Rùfina is the pillar of Selvapiana's production, using primarily Sangiovese with small contributions from traditional blending partners Canaiolo, Colorino, and Malvasia Nera. This wine is an excellent example of the finesse and
crispness the Rùfina subzone of Chianti delivers. The final blend is composed of 95% Sangiovese and 5% a blend of Canaiolo, Colorina, and Malvasia Nera. Rufina's unique soil with clay limestone mixed with schist and the proximity of the Appenines provides longer ripening fruit with fresh acidity and wines with more finesse. The wine is Vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with 25 days of maceration. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in large French oak cask (15-20-25 hl) for 10 months. All estate fruit is cultivated with organic methods and vinified separately. Fermentation takes place with only indigenous yeasts.

Tasting Notes: Very warm and enveloping in the decidedly tertiary notes it shows notes of black tea leaves, cut grass, lemongrass and licorice. Medium body, decidedly herbaceous and vibrant tannins in the main bite and a medium length finish. Unfortunately tired and not very precise on the nose. Better on the palate.

Pairing: Oxtail stew

Points: 88, Wines Critic

Format / ABV: 750 ml/12.5%

In certain circumstances, a specific vintage may not be available. If this is the case, a comparable vintage of the same wine will be substituted for online orders. If shopping in store, please check the bottle for the appropriate vintage. If you have a question about a specific vintage that is in stock, please email wine@kegnbottle.com

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