I Filari Chianti Rufina Riserva 2017

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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. 

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region of origin Tuscany
Appellation DOCG Chianti Rufina Riserva
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 14%
Oak? Yes
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
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 10 years
Ideal drinking window 2021 - 2031

The former winemaker of Solaia and Tignanello, two of Italy's most iconic wines.

Read more about Federico here.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
John Mee (Dublin)
Excellent wine

really enjoyed this one, the best match yet for my tastes for wine ordered from Winespark.

Thanks John delighted to hear this! cheers Eamon

Gerard Toner (Kilcock)

Smooth & Delicious

Margaret Boland (Dublin)
Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend 👌

Dinner with family and friends

Catherine Duffy (Dublin)
Smoothe and rich

This wine deserves a place alongside the Super Tuscans.

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