2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale 1.5 L

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91+
Wine Enthusiast: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"A bright, spicy, cherry-flavored red, elegant and shored up by light tannins. Picks up notes of wild herbs and earth as this winds down on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 4,300 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"The Selvapiana 2015 Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale is a generous and exuberant expression of Sangiovese that remains ever-faithful to its traditional and territory-driven roots. This wine speaks with a Tuscan tongue, giving voice to wild berry, earthy truffle and aromas of Mediterranean herb. The finish is softly fruity with subtle structure (which is firm and binding nonetheless) and fresh acidity." (WA)

"The 2015 Chianti Rùfina Riserva Vigento Bucerchiale is powerful, dense and quite structured. Readers will have to be patient with this strapping, tannic Riserva, but there is more than enough stuffing and pedigree to allow the 2015 to develop into a gorgeous wine in a few years' time. Wild cherry, sweet tobacco, mint and dried flowers add layers of nuance on the potent finish." (VM)

"Combining an irresistible pairing of earthy elegance and ageworthy structure, this fragrant, focused red boasts heady scents of smoke, wild berry, pipe tobacco, sunbaked earth and rose petal. The taut linear palate shows lovely tension, delivering juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and licorice framed in youthfully firm but refined tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance and energy. Drink 2022–2035." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Made from 100% single- vineyard Sangiovese from old vines, many dating to 1968, on the Bucerchiale vineyard. Long maceration on the skins for 20 to 25 days with daily pump-overs provides superb flavor extraction and color concentration. After malolactic fermentation the wine is matured in barriques and medium-sized oak casks for 15 months and then blended together in steel tanks before bottling, then refined in bottle for an additional ten months before release.