Selvapiana - Vigneto Bucerchiale - Chianti Rufina

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Overview: Selvapiana’s flagship wine, Francesco Giuntini created this wine destined for long aging, to best represent the character and quality of Rufina’s and Selvapiana’s Sangiovese. Bucerchiale was first produced in 1979, young winemaker Franco Bernabei ‘s second vintage at Selvapiana. Vigneto Bucerchiale is produced only in the best vintages. 

Hand harvested. Normally Vigneto Bucerchiale is the last one to be picked, around the first week of October. The vinification takes place in stainless steel at 28°-30° (80°82° Fahrenheit), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermantition takes place immediately after the alcoholic. The wine is then aged in small French oak cask of 225 lt.

Tasting Notes: Loaded with personality, this opens with aromas of forest floor, new leather, camphor and ripe black-skinned fruit. The palate boasts an earthy elegance reminiscent of top Burgundies, showcasing ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, truffle, star anise and a hint of salted game. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide support while fresh acidity keeps it balanced.

Pairing: Pork cheek braised in red wine

Points: 94, James Suckling

Format / ABV: 750 ml/15.0%

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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