Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 2003

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 91209
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WN95
  • ST93
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Winemaker's Notes

"The single-vineyard 2003 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is made from the estate's finest Sangiovese fruit. It is a ripe, powerful wine boasting explosive dark fruit, licorice, chocolate and sweet toasted oak on an ample, structured frame, with a kick from the alcohol on the finish. Today it appears that the flavors will mature faster than the tannins will resolve. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
90 Points

"Intense smoky nose with enticing violet and plum sensations; dense palate with black cherry-berry flavors and a spicy close. Surprisingly fresh and refined for the vintage, with firm tannins. Great concentration and length; will age wonderfully."
The Wine News
95 points

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Ben - Marina Del Rey, CA (read all my reviews)

I had an opportunity to meet this wine over the weekend, and boy, this was a straight shooter with upper management written all over it.
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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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