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2016 Selvapiana Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Rufina"

Selvapiana 2016 Chianti Rufina

Winery: Selvapiana

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Rufina"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 95% Sangiovese & 5% Canaiolo, Colorino & Malvasia Nera

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $19

Cases produced: 17,000

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 17, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Chianti Rufina opens with an inviting mild cedar, strawberry and red cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a tad rustic. The flavor profile is a graphite and stewed plum blend with notes of black raspberry, black olive and black tea. I also detected hints of oak and a touch of black pepper. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins build-up and stick around for quite some time. This wine is pretty complex but needs some air and some time for its tannins to settle. I would decant it in the near term and serve it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This wine is an excellent example of the finesse and crispness the Rufina subzone of Chianti delivers.

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