2018 Fattoria Selvapiana "Bucerchiale" Chianti Rufina Riserva

SKU #1620317 94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A very pure and beautiful red with cherry and strawberry. Subtle spice, such as nutmeg and cedar. Orange peel, too. Medium to full body. Firm, silky tannins melt nicely into the wine. Fresh and clean finish. A little tight at the end. A beautiful single-vineyard Chianti Rufina with structure. Inner quote mark (8/2021)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Savory, balsamic aromas and flavors of wild herbs and Tuscan scrub are a nice foil for the ripe cherry and macerated plum fruit in this expressive red, which is balanced and lively on the long finish. (BS) Inner quote mark (11/2021)

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Price: $32.99

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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/17/2023 | Send Email
x Greg St. Clair Greg St. Clair The 2018 Fattoria Selvapiana "Bucerchiale" Chianti Rufina Riserva $32.99 is superb, always one of my favorite Chianti. The Bucerchiale, pronounced Boo-chair-key-ah-lay, vineyard was first produced in 1948 and sits at over 2400’, it sees 15 months in French barriques but only 10% are new and just over 3,000 cases are produced. The nose of the wine is ethereal, violets and lilac aromatics, clove, orange peel and earth. On the palate there’s lots of wild cherry, plum, leather and middle eastern spices. This is a wine with some structure, a slight bit of grip, it’s vibrant with lots of energy. The Bucerchiale Riserve age for a long time 10 years is nothing for them but 20 to 30 years as well. To enjoy now just decant for a couple of hours ahead of time, while you’re preparing the grill for a Bistecca Fiorentina!

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