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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2000
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2000
(search item no. 77711)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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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.