Selvapiana - Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 85%,Cabernet Sauvignon 8%, Cabernet Franc 7%
Region: Italy / Tuscany / Rufina
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards location: Municipality of Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale 12.50 ha (27.50 acres).
Soil type: Medium density clay, limestone, dry and stony, well drained.
Altitude: 200 mt s.l.m (650 feet).
Exposure: South South-west.
Age of the vines: the old part was planted in 1968, the new part in 1992.
Training system: spur pruned, cordon trained.
Vineyards density: 5200 vine/ha.
Yield: 60 q.li/ha – 40 hl/ha – 2.0 tons/acre.
Harvest: Hand harvested. Normally Vigneto Bucerchiale is the last one to be picked. First week of October.
Vinification: in stainless steel at 28°-30° C, with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermantition takes place immediately after the alcoholic.
Ageing: small French oak cask of 225 lt.
Color: Intense ruby red in color.
Nose: Aromas of cherry, red currants and violets, nicely integrated with elegant notes of tobacco, leather and wood. Hints of vanilla and cedar as well as faint spice from oak aging add dimension.
Palate: Pure, full-bodied and fleshy, with a solid structure and superfine tannins. The balanced acidity, typical of the wines of Chianti, gives substantial consistency to the juicy texture.
Food pairing: Duck, lamb, pork, wildboard.
Serving temperature: 18 - 20°C