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Vigneto Bucerchiale

Vigneto Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina docg Riserva 2011

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Selvapiana’s flagship wine, Francesco Giuntini created this wine destined for long aging, to best represent the character and quality of Rufina’s and Selvapiana’s Sangiovese.
Bucerchiale was first produced in 1979, young winemaker Franco Bernabei ‘s second vintage at Selvapiana. Vigneto Bucerchiale is produced only in the best vintages.
The wine was not bottled in 1980 – 1987 – 1991 – 1992 – 1997 – 2002 – 2005 – 2008.

Chianti Rufina docg Riserva 2011 Vigneto Bucerchiale

Vintage: Winter was quite mild and rainy. Spring, warmer than usually, allowed an erlier bud breaking, ten days ahead than normal period.
April was quite warm and good rainfall in May and June helped the vines to have a perfect growing. Summer was never too warm with cold nights, that allowed a excellent grape ripening. Last days of August temperature above seasonal average made the harvest started in the first days of September.
Grapes were healthy, rich, and very well balanced.
Vineyards location: Municipality of Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale 12.50 ha (27.50 acres).
Soil type: Medium density clay, limestone, dry and stony, well drained.
Altitudine: 200 metri s.l.m (650 feet).
Grape variety: Sangiovese 100%.
Exposure: South South-west.
Age of the vines: the old part was planted in 1968, the new part in 1992.
Training system: spur pruned, cordon trained.
Vineyards density: 5200 vine/ha.
Yield: 60 q.li/ha – 40 hl/ha – 2.0 tons/acre.
Harvest: Hand harvested. Normally Vigneto Bucerchiale is the last one to be picked. First week of October.
Vinification: in stainless steel at 28°-30° (80°82° Fahrenheit), with all natural yeasts. Fermentation and maceration last for 25 days. Malolactic fermantition takes place immediately after the alcoholic.
Ageing: small French oak cask of 225 lt.
Bottling: June 2014.
Main analytical data: Alcohol 15%, Total acidity 5,40 g/l, Dry extract 29,40g/l.
Serving suggestions: Temperature 16°C (45°Fahrenheit) Pairing with duck, lamb, pork, wildboard.
Life in bottle: 20-30 years.
Bottles produced: 36.000 bordolesi, 600 magnum, 60 doppie magnum.

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