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Chianti Rufina DOCG

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Tasting Notes

The Chianti Rufina area, located in the hills to the east of Florence, is the most famous of the seven subzones that fall under Italy’s iconic Chianti DOCG, closer in style to the prestigious Chianti Classico DOCG than its contemporaries.

Because of altitude (which accounts for more pronounced diurnal temperature variation) and distance from the Mediterranean coast, Rufina has a more continental climate that makes Sangiovese-based wines in possession of good tannins and acidity.

Fattoria di Grignano’s Chianti Rufina is made with 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and the remaining 10% are red grapes of different local varietals as allowed by the DOC regulations. Lively black garnet in color, the bouquet is intense with brambly berry fruit supported by greenish notes. Medium bodied on the palate with bright sour cherry and berry fruit flowing to a clean finish. A good “food wine” that pairs well with red-sauced pasta dishes, lasagna, grilled meats or light stews.

2011 rated 90 WA

2013 rated 90 WS

2015 rated 88 W&S Best Buy

2016 rated 93 WRO

2017 rated 90 JS

2018 rated 90 JS, 93 WRO     “this perky wine delivers far more than the price suggests” (M.A. April 2021)


Fattoria di Grignano




80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% other red grapes

Location of Vineyards

Pontassieve, Grignano




250–450 meters above sea level

Type of Planting



Clay, limestone

Type of Cultivation

Spurred cordon


Harvest takes place between the second half of September and the first half of October. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Malolactic is carried out in fiberglass-lined cement vats.


12 months in 18 hl French oak barrels, 3 months in bottle

Alcohol Content


Total Production

100,000 bottles


Stefano Chioccioli