Fattoria Selvapiana

Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend

8.9417 ratings
8.988 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
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
Joakim Andersson

There's a wonderful complexity here - cherry, wood and a bunch of herbs. On the palate it's very dry with a nice bite from the tannins. I get more wood and grass than fruit and the acidity also hides the fruit a bit. This is a smashing wine!

There's a wonderful complexity here - cherry, wood and a bunch of herbs. On the palate it's very dry with a nice bite from the tannins. I get more wood and grass than fruit and the acidity also hides the fruit a bit. This is a smashing wine!

Oct 20th, 2019
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
Brent S

Probably needs a few more years, but a classic example of Rufina Chianti.

Probably needs a few more years, but a classic example of Rufina Chianti.

Aug 16th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Dried fruit, cherry and cranberry. Savory.

Dried fruit, cherry and cranberry. Savory.

3 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Michael Kotrady

If you want to understand Rufina, this is your wine.

If you want to understand Rufina, this is your wine.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2015