Terroir – The Chianti rufina

March 6, 2017

The area of Chianti Rufina, is famous since the time of the Etruscans, the castles and churches enrich the view of this beautiful area near Florence. In particular, the wine, in this area makes like a king, in fact, the first historical evidence of today’s wines Chianti Rufina, date back to the early fifteenth century. In the seventeenth century, the Medici family identified in this area a particular attitude to the production of great wines. For this reason this territory was included in the announcement of Wines published on September 24, 1716 by Cosimo III de ‘Medici together with the Greve (today’s Chianti Classico), the Carmignano and the high hills of Arezzo.
he wine history of Chianti Rufina is given mainly from its territory or terrorir.
This differs from the others Chianti terroir for two reasons mainly:
1) Altitude, in fact, the Chianti Rufina is the highest among the Chianti, in fact the vineyards ranging between 300 and 600 meters above sea level. The height means that in addition to a difference in temperature and humidity, it has a wide temperature variations between day and night. This in particular gives the wines a greater bouquet of primary scents, such as red fruits and spices.
2) the wealth of the land, in fact that of the Chianti Rufina is rich in minerals, mainly composed of marl, clay and lime deposits. This strong minerality gives the wine a great structure and power that allows the wine to be among the most long-lived.
Thanks to the excellent balance between the altitude, soil and microclimate typical of the Chianti Rufina, the different grape varieties are the optimal conditions for achieving a perfect ripening. The result is a elegant wine, appreciated worldwide for scents that evoke a complex bouquet of wild berries and spices, balance and strong longevity.