Selvapiana was included in the piece on Wine Enthusiast “Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018” featuring the 2013 Chianti Rufina Riserva “Bucerchiale” DOCG, reviewed last July and placed #43 with its 94 points. Following the full and original review: This opens with enticing scents of blue flower, ripe dark-skinned berry, new leather, vanilla and sandalwood. Elegant and full-bodied, the palate delivers crushed raspberry, wild cherry, truffle and chopped herb, while intense licorice notes linger on the long finish. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. Drink through 2025. Link for the full piece on Wine Enthusiast: https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/selvapiana-2013-vigneto-bucerchiale-riserva-chianti-rufina/
In July the Consorzio del Chianti Rufina met to launch its own zoning. The article by Aldo Fiorelli for Civiltà del Bere: http://www.civiltadelbere.com/rivoluzione-rufina-una-zonazione-indipendente/
Fattoria di Selvapiana is proud to have received from Slow Wine 2019 the following awards: CHIOCCIOLA This symbol is assigned to a winery for its way to interpret values (organoleptic, territorial and environmental) in tune with Slow Food. The assignment of this symbol implies the absence of chemical pesticides in the vineyards. The Chiocciola wines also represent a good value for money, considering when and where they have been produced. VINO SLOW – Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Ris. 2015 This bottle not only is of an excellent organoleptic quality, but it also condenses in the glass features tied to territory, history and environment. The assignment of this symbol implies the absence of chemical pesticides in the vineyards. The Vino Slow bottles also represent a good value for money, considering when and where they have been produced.
Cultural Association La Leggera and Fattoria di Selvapiana present Sunday 16th September 2018 from 4.00 pm until the sunset at Fattoria di Selvapiana (Rufina) ATTACCA BASTIANO! DANCES AND SONGS FROM VAL DI SIEVE WITH PLAYERS AND CANTORS OF THE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION LA LEGGERA After the summer break we can't wait to gather to dance and sing together. At the wonderful Fattoria di Selvapiana we'll present all the activities we have planned for the Fall, the Winter and furthermore. Starting at 4.00 pm you'll be able to taste homemade cakes and the superb Chianti Rufina wines of Fattoria di Selvapiana. Free entrance for everyone and don't miss La Leggera Lottery and its amazing prices!
James Suckling latest review: SELVAPIANA CHIANTI RUFINA VIGNETO BUCERCHIALE RISERVA 2013 - 94PTS. This is a deliciously decadent Chianti Rufina with aromas and flavors of berries, cherries, wet leaves and coffee. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. SELVAPIANA CHIANTI RUFINA 2015 - 93PTS. Aromas of cherries, flowers and and fresh herbs following through to a full body. Tight, linear and fresh. Firm and focused. A real Tuscan wine. Drink or hold. SELVAPIANA TOSCANA FORNACE 2012 - 93PTS. Rich and ripe, yet fresh and tannic. This is rather concentrated and more importantly, beautifully balanced. The cocoa-powder character extends right through the wine. A long and elegant finish. Drink or hold. SELVAPIANA POMINO VILLA PETROGNANO 2013 - 90PTS. Dark leafy notes with earthy accents too. There's a spicy thread of dark plums and blackberries, leading to a savory and slightly meaty palate. Some chew through the finish. Drink or hold. Download PDF
Chianti has not always had the best reputation, but that's starting to change. Meet the producers that have been investing in their vineyards to produce high-quality bottles that are still affordable. Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Download PDF
Wine Enthusiast Selvapiana Classy Chianti 94 points.
Courtney Scheissl, editor for VinePair recommended the 2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina in today’s post. Please see below for a link and the full article. SELVAPIANA CHIANTI RÙFINA 2015 My first and only trip to Chianti was a disaster. Mechanical issues, delayed flights, and endless rebooking lines delayed the arrival of an already short trip by almost a full day, landing me in a gray, rainy Florence shortly before sunset. I lamented the sights (and glasses of wine) that I was missing through the foggy, winding car trip into the heart of Chianti, which culminated in a stomach-upending climb into a hilltop village. Of course, the streets were too narrow to fit my taxi, leaving me to roll my mercifully small suitcase on uneven cobblestones solo. Clad in a day-old airplane outfit, I was exasperated and ready to turn around and head back to my cramped New York apartment. But as I reached the crest of the hill, the clouds parted to reveal a postcard-perfect sunset over the lush landscape, rainfall still clinging to the sprawling cypress trees. I took a deep breath of cool, damp evening air, and all my frustrations faded. That quiet, peaceful moment is exactly what the Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina 2015 evokes. With the exception of the traditional Chianti Classico zone, Chianti Rùfina is considered the most consistent and quality-driven subregion of Chianti. Cool breezes tend to create a style of wine with elegance and freshness, which the Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina certainly showcases. The aromas of this Sangiovese-based wine are fresh and cool, with notes of cranberries, cherry blossoms, basil, and turned earth, like a spring garden accented by morning dew. The palate leans toward the prettier side of Chianti, but it isn’t overly floral in any way. It’s clean and medium-bodied, just the kind of easy-drinking red that could easily find its way onto the Tuesday dinner table. But while it isn’t fussy, it isn’t a simple, throwaway wine either. And next to making the long and possibly exhausting trip to Tuscany, it’s the next best thing to being there. https://vinepair.com/good-wine-reviews/selvapiana-chianti-rufina-2015/
Chianti Classico is not the only Chianti. Just ask Federico Giuntini Masseti of the estate Fattoria Selvapiana. “In the wine world, the Chianti that is good and expensive for the consumer is the Chianti Classico,” he told me over lunch, as we sipped his exquisite and criminally underpriced single-vineyard Chianti Rufina called Vigneto Bucerchiale. “All the rest must be cheap, simple and you drink it when you are at university and you have no money.” There was a sly smile at the corner of his lips, but I’m sure the perception problem he was describing is not entirely a laughing matter. Continue reading on www.openingabottle.com