Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

Flagship Estate of Chianti Rufina
May 5, 2020


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The Selvapiana started as a watchtower protecting Florence. It became a luxury villa for the titans and bishops of the city. In 1827 it became the Selvapiana estate and the Guintini family started to produce wine and olive oil. Francesco Giuntini is the 5th generation to run the estate. All along the family has been dedicated to Sangiovese. With the help of consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei, Francesco took it to the next level. The result is the bottling of the single vineyard Bucerchiale.

         In my opinion this wine is consistently one of the greatest red wine values in the world. The 2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale is the best one yet. That’s not a real stretch because winemakers all over Tuscany are saying that their 2016 is the best one yet. Selvapiana is now run by Francesco’s adopted sons, Federico and Silvia Masseti. Just after the 2016 harvest Federico sent me an email and said this wine was going to be their crowning achievement. It is.

         The property is in the Rufina region in the foothills of the Apennines so they enjoy cooler summers and great diurnal variation. This leads to a longer growing season and perfect maturity for these old vine grapes. The estate is organic and uses spontaneous fermentation. The wine is fermented in a combination of concrete and steel and aged in a perfect combination of large old barrels and barrique.

2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva BucerchialeOrganic  Bright ruby. Layers of red fruit and flowers accented by white pepper. Fresh acidity, great finesse, silky tannins and elegant balance in the long finish.  Very Excellent  37/bottle


Special six pack: 6 bottles of the above for a special price of $199

Special case: 12 bottles of the above for a special price of $378


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These wines and any wine in stock assort as follows:

For 12 or more bottles of the same wine, take 15% off.

For 12 or more bottles of various wines, take 10% off.

Wines marked “net” help assemble cases but don’t discount themselves.



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