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2016 SELVAPIANA Chianti Rufina

SELVAPIANA Chianti Rufina 2016

26.75 CAD

$26.75

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 14067636
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Private import
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Italy
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Tuscany
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Chianti
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Sangiovese 95 %
    Canaiolo
    Colorino
    Malvasia Nera
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    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...

    See the SELVAPIANA detail page for more information on this brand

Press reviews

  • - 92 Points -

    Antonio Galloni, July 2018

    The 2016 Chianti Rùfina is an incredibly beautiful and polished wine. Gracious and light on its feet, with striking persistence, the 2016 is all class. Bright floral notes and silky, refined tannins add to the wine's alluring personality. What a gorgeous wine this is. Don't miss it.

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  • - 92 Points -

    - Editors' Choice -

    May 2019

    Thyme, woodland berry and floral aromas mingle with a whiff of tilled earth. The taut linear palate evokes juicy plum, Morello cherry, underbrush and tobacco alongside polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Enjoy now for its pristine fruit and precision or hold for more complexity.

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  • - 92 Points -

    August 2019

    Chianti Rufina extends across 750 hectares, making it the smallest appellation in Chianti. Fortunately, size doesn’t matter when it comes to wine, only place, and this place has it. Selvapiana was established as a watch tower during the Medieval era, and expanded into an estate during the Renaissance. The charm of this wine is its texture, weight, and density of flavour. Like the vintage, this is a beautifully light, refined, flavourful, persistent, and balanced wine full of red fruit and spice that is endlessly slippery on the way down. Pure class, and what I hope for from wine reviews. Best of all, wine this balanced early on in life will age effortlessly for decades. Pizza, spaghetti, steak, chicken it is all possible here, and you will drink all of this bottle.

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  • - 91 Points -

    Bruce Sanderson, December 2018

    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.

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