From selected vineyards near Rufina, Tuscany. The vineyards are located in the hills at about 300 to 350 metres altitude.
The grapes are picked 7 to 10 days later than the Chianti Rufina.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. The wine then matures for 18 months in French oak, half of which is new.
The wine matures further in bottle for six months before being released on the market.
A winemaking family at heart, the Masi family has been making wine in the Chianti region since 1900. The winery is in the well-known wine village of Rufina, where they make Chianti, Chianti Riserva and some more modern styles. The winery is called Basciano.
Under this name, the winery’s best Chianti comes on the market, namely the Rufina Riserva. In addition, using grapes from its own vineyard, Fattoria di Basciano makes the blends I Pini and Il Corto, both aged in French barriques, as is done at Super Tuscans.
Paolo Masi is the 3rd generation of winemakers and the current owner. Graduated as an oenologist at the University of Florence, Paolo Masi has the knowledge and know-how to make beautiful wines. In doing so, he guards his grandfather’s vision: making beautiful wines with friendly prices, respecting the region’s traditions.
This is why they work mainly with Sangiovese. The style of the wines is highly digestible and accessible. Masi’s goal is to make both accessible wines for everyday use, as well as wines that reflect the identity of the region.
|Country of origin|
Chianti Rufina Riserva DOC