Fattoria Selvapiana

Selvapiana is a classic Tuscan fattoria located in the Chianti Rufina zone east of Florence, situated on 240 hectares, 45 of which are devoted to vineyards and 31 to olives. It was originally a summer residence for the Florentine bishops and then later belonged to a series of Florentine merchant families. Purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana, since 1957 it has been run by the fifth generation Giuntini family member, Francesco Giuntini Antinori, With great energy and intelligence Francesco has worked to restore the prestige that Chianti Rufina enjoyed up until 1716, the year of the famous proclamation of Cosimo III de'Medici, when the Pomino denomination was recognized as one of the most important in Tuscany. In recent years the estate has been managed by Silvia and Federico Giuntini Masseti who are loyal to the path forged by Francesco, and continue to work closely with Franco Bernabei, the consulting oenologist at Selvapiana since 1978.
Rufina's soil of galestro mixed with limestone and clay combined with its proximity to the Apennines--with vineyards at 400m--provide a special micro-climate for longer ripening fruit with higher acidity. Selvapiana's reputation is based on producing red wines of considerable longevity and terroir from this unique location. Along with the vintage Chianti Rufina, there are also two particularly fine crus: the now legendary Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale, and Fornace, a blend of the estate's Sangiovese and international varietals. The product range is completed by Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina and Olio Extra Vergine d'Oliva. The Selvapiana estate also manages the Fattoria Petrognano, which was built around an ancient medieval tower and purchased in 1860 by the Budini Gattai family, after having previously been the property of the bishopric of Fiesole. This Fattoria produces an excellent Pomino Rosso DOC.

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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A focused style, with cherry and plum flavors accented by a smoky note. Juicy and balanced, leaving hints of earth and tobacco on the long finish." Drink now through 2033. 15,000 cases made.–BS
Item Number: 31559
Case: $167.40

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Riverva Bucerchiale 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Enthusiast 94 top100 Cellar Selections #43 "This opens with enticing scents of blue flower, ripe dark-skinned berry, new leather, vanilla and sandalwood. Elegant and full-bodied, the palate delivers crushed raspberry, wild cherry, truffle and chopped herb, while intense licorice notes linger
Item Number: 28042

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Pure cherry aromas and flavors are enhanced by a smoky element in this juicy, round red. Hints of earth and mineral add interest on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 17,000 cases made."–BS

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2014
"lots of flowers and giving cherry fruit, lots of mint and forest. Pretty, bright, so much brightness! Young. coming together beautifully, all the fruit is shining now Very little Canaiolo. Salty, savory finish”.~Winery notes

Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2013
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Elegant  and  fragrant,  this  opens  with  aromas  of  pressed  rose,   crushed  violet,  wild  berry  and  a  whiff  of  baking  spice.  The  vibrant,   focused  palate  delivers  juicy  red  cherry,  raspberry,  white  pepper,   cinnamon  and  dried  herb.  It’s  well