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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 points Wine Advocate

2013 rated 90 points Wine Spectator

Winery

Fattoria di Grignano

Region

Toscana

Varietal

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

Location of Vineyards

Pontassieve, Grignano

Orientation

South-Southeast

Altitude

250–450 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Organic

Soil

Clay, limestone

Type of Cultivation

Spurred cordon

Vinification

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.

Aging

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

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

100,000 bottles

Oenologist

Barbara Tamburini