Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Erchi 2017



Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Vigneto Erchi 2017

95 pts – James Suckling

“Wow. What glorious aromas of pure fruit with black cherries and currants. Really floral, too. Orange peel and tangerines. Full-bodied with really focused, polished tannins that coat your mouth, yet remain fine and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. Drinkable now, but much better in 2023 when it will have softened and come together.” 

92 pts – Wine Spectator

Overflowing with black cherry, blackberry, plum, wild herbs and toasty oak flavors, this rich red is also harmonious and not all fruit and lush texture, showing some firm tannins underneath for support. Drink now through 2030.



In 1997 the Giuntini family was offered a parcel of land in Pontessieve, one of the five municipalities where Chianti Rufina can be produced. From 1993 – 1997 Selvapiana rented a parcel just next to the vineyard so they knew the potential of the area, were excited about a new opportunity to grow Sangiovese there and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the land. In 1999 they planted six hectares to Sangiovese (massal selection from the Bucerchiale vineyard), a few older Tuscan native varieties and olive trees, all of which have been cultivated organically since day one. They waited until 2016 when the vines had reached a good age and and the vintage was exceptional to release the first offering of this wine.

Winemaker Notes

Bucerchiale is Selvapiana’s flagship wine, a Riserva-level Chianti Rùfina crafted from the grapes of the estate’s best vineyard, Bucerchiale. Francesco Giuntini, working with young winemaker Franco Bernabei on his second vintage at Selvapiana, created this special wine to be a long-aging benchmark of the best of Rùfina’s and Selvapiana’s Sangiovese. The wine is not a blend, as is normal with Chianti, but rather is pure Sangiovese to show that variety without any adornment by other blending components. First produced in 1979, Bucerchiale is made in only the best vintages, seven or eight times per decade.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with pasta dishes, pizza and appetizers.

  • Release Date: August 4, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol: 13.5%
  • Made In Tuscany, Italy
  • Sugar Content: 2 g/L
  • Varietal: Sangiovese