Fattoria di Basciano Chianti Rufina
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is the entry-level wine of Fattoria Basciano, however, with great attention to detail and care goes into the farming of these vineyards. When you combine the excellent terroir of the Fattoria, you have a wine that punches well above its weight class.
Varietal Composition: 95% Sangiovese 5% Colorino
Elaboration: Fermentation with maceration (skin contact) of about 20 days, held at temperatures between 25 and 28°C. Malolactic fermentation completed in inox tanks. The wine ages in French oak barrels (1 – 2 years old) for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color. Intense bouquet with berry, cherry and violet aromas and flavors. On the palate it is full, round and harmonious, with and excellent tannic structure.
2015 – 89 Wine Spectator
2016 – 91 Wine Spectator, 93 James Suckling
Since the beginning of the 20th century the Masi family has owned the Fattoria di Basciano estate. The Masi family have been making wine here for three generations. It is located right in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area, on thee top of a hill overlooking the Argomenna Valley on one side, and the right bank of the Sieve river on the other. The vineyards are at an elevation of almost 1000′ above sea level, lying on a very stony soil, locally known as “Galestro”. The micro-climate is ideal for the ripening of grapes and olives. It is dry, with light breezes, marked by scarcity of rain and a remarkable range of night and day temperature in summertime. The 75 Ha property is divided by vineyards (35 Ha), olive orchards (20 Ha), and forest land (20 Ha).