- 100% Sangiovese
The Rufina zone is the smallest of all in Chianti (about 600 hectares of vineyard) but also one of the most special. The cool breeze that blows down the Sieve Valley gives the best wines a finesse and definition that few in Chianti Classico can match.
And there is no better producer in Rufina than Selvapiana, which has been in the family of Francesco Giuntini since 1827. Federico Giuntini Masseti now runs the property, which is situated just north of the town of Pontassieve. The estate covers 245 hectares, 54 of which are planted under vine, while the rest are olive groves and woods. For the most part, the vineyards face west, though Selvapiana's prized Bucerchiale vineyard is south west facing.