Selvapiana - Chianti Rufina DOCG
James Suckling 91 pts Wine Spectator 93 pts, Robert Parker 93 pts
Grapes: Sangiovese 95%, Malvasia Nera 5%
Region: Italy / Tuscany / Rufina
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards location: Municipality of Rufina.
Soil: Medium density clay, limestone, dry and stony, well drained.
Altitude: 200-300 mt s.l.m (650 – 980 feet).
Age of the vines: very mixed, from 15 years old vines up to 40 years old.
Training system: Spur pruned, cordon trained.
Vineyards density: 5200 vine/ha – 7200 vines/ha.
Yield: 70 q.li/ha – 45 hl/ha – 2.50 tons/acre
Harvest: 60% hand harvested and 40% mechanical. Last week of September and first week of October.
Vinification: In stainless steel at 28°-30° C (80°82° F), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place immediately after the alcoholic.
Ageing: large French oak cask of 25 and 30 hl.
Color: Deep red.
Nose: A moderate aroma of lavender, crushed stone, mainly strawberry.
Palate: Crisp mouthfeel with medium-plus acidity and medium-full body. Flavors of blackberry and red fruit—mostly cherry, are present on the front.
Food pairing: Beef, veal, poultry.