I Filari Chianti Rufina Riserva 2017
WineSpark Price €28.98
If you’re going to spend a bit extra on Chianti, go for Rufina. It’s the most famous sub-appellation of the region, and because of its higher altitude, it’s known for its longevity, elegance and style.
Federico makes this wine at Fattoria Lavacchio - a gorgeous, historic winery in the heart of Rufina. They’re one of the organic pioneers of the region, and the healthiness of the vineyards and fruit shines in their wines.
Federico’s been working with them since 2008, helping them realise the potential of their amazing raw material.
This wine is a nod to how great Chianti used to be made. Federico takes fruit from their oldest vineyards, and gently ferments the juice using spontaneous fermentation from wild yeasts. He then ages the wine in special large oak casks from the nearby Langhe region - this gives the wine a special minerality and spiciness.
You end up with a rich, refined and complex red, with the classic Tuscan woody and violet notes.
|Region of origin||Tuscany|
|Appellation||DOCG Chianti Rufina Riserva|
|Months in Oak||14|
|Type of Oak||French|
|Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||Sulfites|
|Average age of vines||35 years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||450|
|Soil type(s)||A medium-textured soil, clayey-calcareous from alberese|
|Is this wine organic?||Yes|
|Suitable for vegans?||No|
|Ageing potential||10 years|
|Ideal drinking window||2021 - 2031|
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