Selvapiana Vigneto Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012

£23.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Tremendous depth of colour with great intensity on the nose and a powerful, fruit packed palate. Ripe raspberry and spicy cherry fruit, with a touch of herbs and violets on the palate, robust tannins and the long, fine finish which is the hallmark of the Selvapiana wines.

The Sangiovese grapes were grown in the 12.5 hectare Bucerchiale vineyard on the ancient Selvapiana estate. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1968, and the youngest in 1995. The vineyard faces south/southeast and is situated at 150-200 metres above sea level. The soil is predominantly clay and limestone. The older vines are planted at a density of 2,500 per hectare, whereas the younger ones are planted at 5,200 vines per hectare.  The vineyard is cultivated organically, with cover cropping. 

 

Fermentation took place partly in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, and partly in cement tanks, at 30°C and lasted 20-25 days. Pumping over took place daily to extract colour and tannin. After maceration, the grape skins were removed, and malolactic fermentation took place. In January following the harvest, the wine was transferred to medium-sized oak casks and French oak barriques (of which 10% was new) and was matured for 15 months before bottling.

15% abv

 

Selvapiana Vigneto Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012
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