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Selvapiana 2006 Bucerchiale Chianti
Rufina Riserva DOCG

Our Selection for Wine of the Week April 19, 2010

Selvapiana 2006 Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG

Well-Priced Refinement
2006 Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG


Selvapiana is situated on a charming Tuscan estate established during the Middle Ages. It was purchased by the Selvapiana family in 1827 and was passed down through the family for five generations. Although it still bears the Selvapiana name, the winery is now owned by Francesco Giuntini Antinori, who continues to grow Sangiovese on the estate in the Selvapiana family’s tradition. In recent years, the winery has achieved tremendous international recognition for terroir-driven Chianti. The 2006 Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva shows nice structure for the price with fine tannins and bright acidity. Made from a single vineyard of Sangiovese, the Chianti's complexity is limited, but its bright, fresh cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors are attractive and exactly what you would hope to get from a bottle of Chianti. Hints of vanilla and cedar as well as faint spice from oak aging add interesting dimension. A refined and well-priced wine, it would make a tasty accompaniment to grilled tuna or halibut steak. Or try it with a fennel sausage stew, pizza or a simple plate of hard cheeses.

Rating: 15/20

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