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Selvapiana Chianti Bucerchiale 2020



Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Sangiovese

Bucerchiale is Selvapiana's flagship wine, a Riserva-level Chianti Rùfina crafted from the grapes of the estate's best vineyard, Bucerchiale. Farming is organic. Francesco Giuntini, working with young winemaker Franco Bernabei on his second vintage at Selvapiana, created this special wine to be a long-aging benchmark of the best of Rùfina's and Selvapiana's Sangiovese. The wine is not a blend, as is normal with Chianti, but rather is pure Sangiovese to showcase the grape variety without any adornment by other blending components. First produced in 1979, Bucerchiale is made in only the best vintages, seven or eight times per decade.

A beautiful, polished wine with aromas of wild raspberries, plums, almond blossoms, clay and green olives. Medium-weight on the palate, with notes of leather, cedar, and red cherry leading into a long, supple finish.