If you’re looking for arguably the best expression of Rufina each year, you can’t do any better than Selvapiana. Located right in the heart of Chianti Rufina in Tuscany, the producer has long been considered one of the very best.
Wine Spectator declared a few years back, “Selvapiana would give stiff competition to first-class red wines from just about anywhere else in the world. It also shows that Chianti Classico does not have a monopoly on the quality of Chianti as a whole.”
Selvapiana’s Chianti Rufina has been rated 92 points or higher in five consecutive vintages by numerous wine-experts, but their 2019 is by far their best effort yet. Last week at the restaurant, I tasted it with a dozen dishes and it never failed due to it’s high-drive, red-fruited silkiness, perfectly balanced with great acid and a finish that goes and goes.
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93 Points, James Suckling
Black cherry, crushed stone and citrus fruit on the nose. Aromatic and pleasing. Medium-bodied with vivid fruit and a fresh finish. Very typical Chianti Rufina with subtle, clean fruit and bright acidity. Drink now.
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