A very interesting article on Chianti and a great rewiew for Selvapiana. Emily O'Hare reports on Chianti and Chianti Classico: " Tha catalyst came in 2006, a tasting of Chianti an Chianti Classico (an important distinction, of which more later) from a selection of top names - Isole e Olena, Fontodi, Selvapiana. I was surprised by the quality and complexty of the reds I tried - the brillance of their colour, their transparency." "The seventh sub-zone is Chianti Rufina, northeast of Florence. The soil is the same galestro as in the Classico zone, and the vineyards sit on the lower slopes of the Apennines, where they enjoy hot temperatures during the day and benefit from cooling breezes coming down from the mountains at night. Rufina is the smallest, yet the most famous - and arguably the finest - of the seven sub-zones outside the Classico area. The wines combine the elegance of those from Radda (in Chianti Classico), with the concentration of the wines from the lower part of Greve. And they will age as long as any wine from Gaiole." Read the article
James Suckling latest review SELVAPIANA TOSCANA FORNACE VINTAGE: 2011 SCORE: 92 TASTING NOTES A bright and silky-textured red with dried berry, dried mushroom and mahogany aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. Tangy and crisp. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese. Drink or hold.
Fantastic review for Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vendemmia 2013: "93 Selvapiana 2013 Chianti Rufina. Elegant and fragrant, this opens with aromas of pressed rose, crushed violet, wild berry and a whiff of baking spice. The vibrant, focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, cinnamon and dried herb. It’s well balanced, with supple tannins and bright acidity. Drink through 2018. DallaTerra Winery Direct. Editors’ Choice. —K.O. abv: 13% - Price: $18" Download Article