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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina
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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2016

Tuscany, ItalyChianti Rufina is the smallest appellation in Chianti, extending across 750ha. This is 95% sangiovese, joined with tips of canaiolo, colorino, and malvasia nera from well-drained, dry and stony, north and north-west facing vineyards. These 15-40 year old vines grow in medium density clay and limestone at 200-300m. Fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless over 25 days with native yeast, before aging in 25hL French casks for 12 months. 2016 was a cracking vintage, and this is already showing polished elegance though is structured well enough to last easily a decade. Morello cherry, wild raspberry, rose petals, pipe tobacco and a dusting of pink peppercorn glides along the medium-bodied palate, textured with layers of savoury stones, and lightened via vibrant acidity. The stony, cool vineyard site is well expressed here. Very moreish; will be hard to cellar (you'll want to drink it all now). Fantastic value in Ontario.Tasted: 01 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 36.99 private wine shop AB 28.99 private wine shops ON 24.95 consignment Producer: Fattoria SelvapianaDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: SangioveseUPC: 8028681220014