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Renzo Masi 'Rufina' Chianti 2018
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Renzo Masi 'Rufina' Chianti 2018

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"Intense ruby red color. The wine is extremely perfumed and aromatic with berry, raspberry and floral aromas. On the palate it is smooth and balanced, with medium body and a silky texture. Paolo is a modern style winemaker, and his wines always have good dark colors, and elegant aromas.
The wine is an ideal accompaniment to seafood and salads.This wine is ready to enjoy now but could be cellared for 1-2 years."-Wine Maker's Notes

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Item ID: #9168
Shelf at store16d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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"Intense ruby red color. The wine is extremely perfumed and aromatic with berry, raspberry and floral aromas. On the palate it is smooth and balanced, with medium body and a silky texture. Paolo is a modern style winemaker, and his wines always have good dark colors, and elegant aromas.
The wine is an ideal accompaniment to seafood and salads.This wine is ready to enjoy now but could be cellared for 1-2 years."-Wine Maker's Notes

"Three generations of the Masi family have embraced the philosophy of producing excellent price:quality wines. Current winemaker Paolo Masi emphasizes long-term relationships with each grower from whom fruit is purchased. In consultation with each grower the focus in the vineyard is to manage yields that allow for the highest quality fruit to be produced in the interest of making better wines even though the costs may be higher.
Rufina features as one of Chianti’s prime areas and the R. Masi Chianti Rufina is made from a combination of fruit grown on the Masi’s own estate along with that purchased from other growers. Following classical red wine vinification practices a period of skin contact of about 10 days extracts the right balance of fruit and color. While made in a style that promotes early drinkability, short-term cellaring of up to three years will have a positive impact on the wine.

Production of the R. Masi Chianti Riserva is limited to outstanding vintages. Skin contact of up to 25 days ensures optimal extraction and 14 months of barrel-aging lends the subtle characteristics for which the Masi’s are renowned. Further bottle aging brings the wine to the legally mandated 30 months of aging prior to release."-Winery Notes

Acting as consulting winemaker, Paolo Masi makes the La Bastarda and Il Bastardo wines, which focus on a fruit forward consumer-friendly style. These wines are made at the IL Bastardo winery located in the Rufina area of Tuscany just 20 km’s outside of Florence in the Sieve River Valley.

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Three generations of the Masi family have embraced the philosophy of producing excellent price:quality wines. Current winemaker Paolo Masi emphasizes long-term relationships with each grower from whom fruit is purchased. In consultation with each grower the focus in the vineyard is to manage yields that allow for the highest quality fruit to be produced in the interest of making better wines even though the costs may be higher.
Rufina features as one of Chianti's prime areas and the R. Masi Chianti Rufina is made from a combination of fruit grown on the Masi's own estate along with that purchased from other growers. Following classical red wine vinification practices a period of skin contact of about 10 days extracts the right balance of fruit and color. While made in a style that promotes early drinkability, short-term cellaring of up to three years will have a positive impact on the wine.
Production of the R. Masi Chianti Riserva is limited to outstanding vintages. Skin contact of up to 25 days ensures optimal extraction and 14 months of barrel-aging lends the subtle characteristics for which the Masi's are renowned. Further bottle aging brings the wine to the legally mandated 30 months of aging prior to release.
Acting as consulting winemaker, Paolo Masi makes the La Bastarda and Il Bastardo wines, which focus on a fruit forward consumer-friendly style. These wines are made at the IL Bastardo winery located in the Rufina area of Tuscany just 20 km's outside of Florence in the Sieve River Valley.

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Paul

Only Chianti I've drunk outside of Tuscany that is EXCELLENT

"This Chianti doesn't even have to breathe before serving; it is fruity, yet complex enough to compete with a good French Medoc!"