Rufina's unique soil with clay limestone mixed with schist and the proximity of the Appenines provides longer ripening fruit with fresh acidity and wines with more finesse. This Chianti Rufina is made with 95% Sangiovese and 5% a blend of Canaiolo, Colorina, and Malvasia Nera. Vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with 25 days of maceration. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in large French oak cask (15-20-25 hl) for 1O months. All estate fruit is cultivated with organic methods and vinified separately. Fermentation takes place with only indigenous yeasts.
Selvapiana is a traditional Tuscan estate located in the Chianti Rufina zone, and is situated east of Florence on 600 acres devoted to vineyards and olives. This esteemed producer has 181 years and five generations of history in classic Chianti Rufina winemaking.
The estate was purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana. Today’s Managing Directors, the sister and brother team of Silvia and Federico Giuntini A. Masseti, continue the family’s work to claim prestige for Chianti Rufina, working closely with Franco Bernabei, who has been the consulting oenologist at Selvapiana since 1978.
Selvapiana's reputation is based on producing red wines of considerable longevity and expression of terroir. The winery’s production focuses on vintage Chianti Rufina, featuring two particularly fine crus: the Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale, and Fornace, a blend of the estate's Sangiovese and international varietals.