Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015

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There's no doubt that if you're looking for the best Italian red wines, then Sangiovese from Tuscany will have to be in there somewhere. And, if you're looking for finesse in your reds, the Chianti Rufina zone is where to look.

It's the smallest Chianti sub-region, and Selvapiana's Bucerchiale comes from one 12.5 hectare vineyard which consistently produces their top Sangiovese grapes. There's no rush to make this wine, allowing a slow, natural fermentation process. Oak's there, but plays a supporting role, bringing out the mesmerising quality of the Sangiovese.

Intense spicy cherry and raspberry flavours, with hints of herbs and violets, this is an Italian red wine experience you'll remember.

Available to buy as a single bottle
Very smart single vineyard Sangiovese from Italy's Chianti Rufina region, Selvapiana's Bucerchiale is a refined red wine that'll repay careful cellaring but is equally delicious now
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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Chianti Rufina

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayLamb, Pizza, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

£22.50
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The Producer

Selvapiana is owned by Francesco Giuntini, descendant of the original owner, Michele Giuntini, who bought the estate in 1827. The estate covers 245 hectares of which 54 hectares is vineyard and the rest is olive groves and woods near the town of Pontassieve. For the most part, the vineyards face west, though their prized Bucerchiale vineyard is southwest facing. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 150-200 metres above sea level, with mostly clay and limestone soils.
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The Winemaker

Frederico Giuntini Masseti, son of the estate manager, was born on the estate and now runs it and makes the wines with consultant Franco Bernabei. The new winery, opened in 2005, allows the grapes to be handled with the greatest care. Vinification takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel and in part in concrete casks from the previous cellar.

The Region

Tuscany is a picture postcard region of rolling hills dotted with hilltop towns and liberally scattered with vineyards and olive groves, and a history of winemaking going back over 2000 years. The Mediterranean climate is warm and sunny, and much of the region's vineyards sitting at altitudes of between 150-500m above sea level, contributing to the classic freshness of the wines. The Rufina zone is the smallest in the Chianti region, sitting north-east of Florence, and also one of the coolest, with the mountain breezes blowing down the Sieve valley producing wines with great finesse.
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Lamb Shanks

A hearty, rustic lamb casserole needs a rich, gutsy red with good acidity. Tuscan reds from the Sangiovese grape pair well with rich stews and tomato-based dishes, let's push the boat out with our Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015.
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Blackened Steak With Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to rich, structured reds with some oak ageing to give a touch of spice. Something from Chianti would be a beautiful match. Try Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015.
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Pasta with Olives, Tomatoes & Spicy Sausage

A simple and versatile dish – it’ll compliment wines with spice, full-on fruit and good structure. Try the Sangiovese grape, the structure and cherry notes will pair wonderfully. Fattoria Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina Riserva 2015 is the perfect choice.
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