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Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2001

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2001

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $35.99
Item No. 87844
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2001 Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale, a selection from the vineyard which has always supplied Selvapiana's best Sangiovese, expresses the classic notes of red currants, tobacco, and violets along with a solid and substantial palate whose fleshy texture and elegant tannins promise continuous pleasure for another dozen years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 points

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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,...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) 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...

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Learn About Sangiovese

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...

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