Selvapiana Chianti Rufina
Chianti Rufina docg Vintage 2013
Chianti Rufina DOCG Vintage 2013
Vintage: a classic cooler vintage, like the ones when we were young.
Winter and spring rains brought groundwater reserves back to normal level. Growing season was on normal time after a ten days delay in flowering. August was with regular average temperature but with excellent cold nights. Some rain in late Septembr delayed harvest, that started early October.
Vineyards location: municipality of Rufina all the vineyards around Villa Selvapiana except Bucerchiale vineyard. Municipality of Rufina Pian de’ Marroni 2.50 ha (6.11 acres), vigneto Cerbognole 9.80 ha. (24.20 acres). Municipality of Pontassieve Vigneto San Martino 6.00 ha. (14.82 acres).
Soil type: Medium density clay, limestone, dry and stony, well drained.
Altitudine: 200-300 metri s.l.m (650 – 980 feet).
Grape variety: Sangiovese 95%, Canaiolo Colorino, Malvasia Nera 5%.
Exposure: North North-West, vigneto San martino a Quona South .
Age of the vines: very mixed, from 15 years old vines up to 40 years old.
Training system: spur pruned, cordon trained.
Vineyards density: 5200 vine/ha – 7200vines/ha.
Yield: 70 q.li/ha – 45hl/ha – 2.50tons/acre
Harvest: 60% hand harvested and 40% mechanical. Last week of September and first week of October.
Vinification: in stainless steel at 28°-30° C (80°82° F), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place immediately after the alcoholic.
Ageing: large French oak cask of 25 and 30 hl.
Bottling: March 2015.
Main analytical data: Alcohol 13%, Total acidity 5,60 g/l, Dry extract 25,60 g/l.
Serving suggestions: 16°C Pairing with pasta dishes, pizza, appetizers.
Life in bottle: 8/10 years.
Bottles produced: 150.000 bordolesi, 3000 magnum, 300 doppie magnum.
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