Fornace 2015

SELVAPIANA

Fornace
2015

Product code
794993
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Indicazione geographica tipica (IGT)
Region
Tuscany
Appellation
Toscana
Varietal(s)
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Alcohol percentage
14.5%
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Located in the hills east of Florence, Chianti Rufina is a very small appellation of just 600 hectares (for comparison, Chianti Classico covers a vast 7,000 hectares – virtually the entire zone between Florence and Siena). By reputation the wines are both more refined and more backward than other Chiantis – presumably a function of Rufina’s mix of galestro, limestone and clay soils, higher altitude, proximity to the inland Apennines, and cooler microclimate combining to produce later...

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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 94 points -

November 2019

Another meaty nose with a lightly leafy edge of currant bush and then sandalwood, tobacco and blackberries. Full-bodied and chewy with dusty tannins and lots of cedary undertones. A traditional style of Super Tuscan, but a very enjoyable one. Drink from 2024.

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