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Located in the hills east of Florence, Chianti Rufina is a very small appellation of just 600 hectares (for comparison, Chianti Classico covers a vast 7,000 hectares – virtually the entire zone between Florence and Siena). By reputation the wines are both more refined and more backward than other Chiantis – presumably a function of Rufina’s mix of galestro, limestone and clay soils, higher altitude, proximity to the inland Apennines, and cooler microclimate combining to produce later...
- 91 Points -
“Linear, crisp red with stone, blackberry and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Traditional and fun.”See detailed press review