Ginestraia Chianti Rufina “Riserva”


  • The Riserva is only produced during very good vintages, from Sangiovese grapes grown by selected producers of the Chianti areas, mainly from Rufina and surroundings.

Varietal Composition: Sangiovese 95%, Colorino 5%

Elaboration: Fermentation with maceration (skin contact) of about 25 days at controlled temperature between 77° and 82°F. Ageing in French oak barrels for 14 months.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color. Concentrated nose, showing plum and berry character. On the palate full and round, with soft tannins and a long fruity, peppery finish.


2015 – 90 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).

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