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This 100% Sangiovese from the Bucerchiale Vineyard (an older plot of vineyard planted in original Sangioves clones)is simply a superb wine, with a solid structure and fine tannins. A wine made for long aging as indicated by the bottles in Selvapiana's cellars dating back to 1947 and 48.
"Intense aromas of ripe fruit, flowers and hints of wood. Full-bodied, with rich, silky tannins and a long, long finish. A tight and well-structured red for aging. Best after 2004."Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002
Selvapiana, located in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area of Tuscany, was founded by the Giuntini family in 1827, and is managed today by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti. It is a typical Tuscan estate consisting of the owner's villa, cellars and other historic buildings - now no longer used - including an oil mill, granary and joiner's workshop.
For a long time,...Read More About Selvapiana
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...Read More About Sangiovese
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