Only if the location, soil and climate all harmonise perfectly can a special wine become a wine with a unique character. The Chianti Rufina Riserva TERRE DI AVANELLA is a veritable revelation: It combines the terroir of the detached location with the elegant fruit of Sangiovese. Opening a bottle unleashes the aroma of ancient oak casks. When it has breathed the air it demands, notes of ripe berries and cherries mix with earth, minerals and dry complexity. (available from 2015)
Soft and elegant with a full body and much complexity. An elegant nose opens to opulent aromas of ripe dark cherries, raisins, vanilla aromas, licorice, smoked meat, tobacco, wood and spices.
This Chianti Rufina Riserva is full-bodied, with rich, velvety tannins and a long lingering finish.
PERIOD OF HARVEST Beginning of October – mid October
YIELD PER HECTARE 45 hl.
AGING 24–36 months in oak barrels