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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2003
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2003
(search item no. 87399)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietals: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
Production Area/Vineyard: Al Pino-Pesalova Stabbiello-Lungo Bosco
Tasting Notes: Fresh and fruity Rufina, with good length and fine tannins.
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About Selvapiana:

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, Selvapiana was a summer residence for Florentine bishops. It then belonged to a series of Florentine merchant families including the Scalandroni. Purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana, the estate now covers an area of 600 acres, of which 100 are devoted to vineyards and 75 to olive trees. Five generations of the Giuntini family have lived on the estate over the years.

The current owner, Francesco Giuntini Antinori, has dedicated a great deal of energy towards restoring the prestige that Chianti Rufina once enjoyed. In recent years, responsibility for running the estate has been taken over by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti. They are sticking to the path forged by Francesco, and continue to work closely with Franco Bernabei, the consultant winemaker at Selvapiana since 1978.