Fattoria Selvapiana

Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend

8.9480 ratings
8.999 pro ratings
Chianti Rùfina, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. The 2021 pours a ruby color with a translucent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, developing with fresh notes of cherry, strawberry, some watermelon, red carnations, dried green herbs, dusty earth, saw dust. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. There’s a sort of waxy, medium finish. A nice compliment to a variety of foods. Drink now and over the next 10 years.

Popped and poured. The 2021 pours a ruby color with a translucent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, developing with fresh notes of cherry, strawberry, some watermelon, red carnations, dried green herbs, dusty earth, saw dust. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. There’s a sort of waxy, medium finish. A nice compliment to a variety of foods. Drink now and over the next 10 years.

Jan 21st, 2024
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Cherries, bergamot, clay with medium structure and medium finish. A charming, more than serviceable Chianti paired with a delicious impromptu Monday night dinner at VF.

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Cherries, bergamot, clay with medium structure and medium finish. A charming, more than serviceable Chianti paired with a delicious impromptu Monday night dinner at VF.

Jan 17th, 2023
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.8

🍕 🍷

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Dec 19th, 2020
Brent S

The most disappointing vintage of this I’ve had. Thin and a little green.

The most disappointing vintage of this I’ve had. Thin and a little green.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Lean, savory red cherry

Lean, savory red cherry

May 22nd, 2020
Chris MacLean

I’m not sure what to make of Selvapiana yet. This, like the 2 other young examples I’ve had recently, showed some green flavor notes, alongside good fruit and good length. (I don’t recall anything like that in the few older ones I’ve tried.) interestingly, this bottle was more vigorous on night three. So, limited data, but seems these want both age and lots of air.

I’m not sure what to make of Selvapiana yet. This, like the 2 other young examples I’ve had recently, showed some green flavor notes, alongside good fruit and good length. (I don’t recall anything like that in the few older ones I’ve tried.) interestingly, this bottle was more vigorous on night three. So, limited data, but seems these want both age and lots of air.

May 1st, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

Somehow this outperformed the 2016 in my memory. Lots of cedar and herbs, black cherry, anise and cardamom. Lovely sinewy tannin and mineral finish.

Somehow this outperformed the 2016 in my memory. Lots of cedar and herbs, black cherry, anise and cardamom. Lovely sinewy tannin and mineral finish.

Jan 24th, 2020
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.8

Chianti kick continues

Chianti kick continues

Aug 2nd, 2018
Chip Hughes

Black cherry and salvia. Soupy, short, and lacking cut. Perfectly fine, were it $9 entry-level Chianti...which it isn’t. Sadly, I’m expecting a lot of 2015s to be like this. #rufina #sangiovese #tuscany

Black cherry and salvia. Soupy, short, and lacking cut. Perfectly fine, were it $9 entry-level Chianti...which it isn’t. Sadly, I’m expecting a lot of 2015s to be like this. #rufina #sangiovese #tuscany

Jul 20th, 2018
Steve Graf

Tasty

Tasty

Sep 1st, 2017