Country of Origin: Italy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Sangiovese/Caniolo
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13.5%
Why We Love This Wine
In a historical estate dating back to the Medieval times & the Rennaisance Period lies the 5th Generation family owned Fattoria Selvapiana Vineyards. Francesco Guintini, the current owner, always believed in the value of the Rufina appelation & worked to increase the prestige of the area. He was the 1st Tuscan producer to make Riserva wines exclusively from Sangiovese with their flagship wine produced from a single vineyard. Its nearness to the Appenine mountain range influence the microclimate here with cooler summers & greater temperature variances between day & night. For this reason, grapes ripen slowly throughout the summer reaching a nice balance of all the aromatic compounds of the acin creating wines of fresh acidity, great elegance & fitness, silky tannins, & a long finish. The robe is rosy with a light orange rim and its perfume mingles dried fruits, ripe fruits, potpourri, & spice. The palate delivers classic Sangiovese flavors of cherries, plums, and sweet tobacco while the oak ageing notes remain subdued. This is a balanced wine that is friendly yet elegant, and fruity yet well-structured. Enjoy this wine with Mushroom Risotto, Braised Meats, Sausages, & Aged Cheese.
Winemaker / Tasting Notes
An incredibly beautiful, classy, & polished red, this wine opens up with aromas of cherry, Mediterranean shrub, aromatic herbs, & earthy nuances. On the palate, it is savory & austere while providing good vigor.