2018 Fattoria Selvapiana Pomino Villa Petrognano
2018 Fattoria Selvapiana Pomino Villa Petrognano The nose of this 2018 wine is delightful and the opaque in colour with oak elements tobacco cigar and earthy elements. Last one for the ialians section for a bit, getting a bit bored of them.
Selvapiana was born in the Middle Ages as a watchtower and defense of the city of Florence to the north, along the valley of the Sieve river.
Transformed into a Villa, in the Renaissance period it was the summer residence of noble Florentine families and the bishops of Florence. It was purchased in 1826 by Michele Giuntini, a successful Florentine banker and ancestor of the current owner Francesco Giuntini, who ran the company from 1957 to 1997. Having always understood the value of the Chianti Rufina area, with obstinate passion he lavished great energy in its enhancement.
Francesco was among the first in Tuscany to produce wine from Sangiovese grapes alone and to link the company’s flagship wine to a specific single vineyard: Bucerchiale. In 1979 he produced the first vintage of Chianti Rufina Riserva Vigneto Bucerchiale. First, in 1978, to trust Franco Bernabei, an internationally renowned wine consultant, by sensing his great abilities.
Today the property is managed by Silvia and Federico, sons of Franco Masseti, farmer in Selvapiana from 1953 to 1990. Silvia and Federico were adopted by Francesco in 1994 to give continuity to their work.
Selvapiana currently has an extension of about 250 hectares of which 58 hectares of vineyards, 36 hectares of olive groves and 140 of woodland. The land owned is spread over three municipalities, Rufina, Pelago and Pontassieve.
The hills of Chianti Rufina are located on the slopes of the last buttresses of the Apennines. The proximity to the latter profoundly influences the microclimate of the area with cooler summers and a considerable temperature range between day and night. For this reason the grapes can ripen slowly and are able to achieve a good balance of all the aromatic components of the grape. The wines have good acidity, elegance, silky tannins and a long finish.