Chianti Rufina and its secret crus
9 Dec 2010 by Walter Speller
The anteprima, or en primeur, tasting of Chianti Rufina last month can be considered either the very first or the very last of the Italian en primeur tasting season. The event format, showing wines either still in cask or very recently bottled but before their release onto the market, has become very popular in recent years. The various producer consortia throughout Italy seem to believe it is the most effective way to attract the attention of the international wine press, who, in turn, use the events to get a snapshot view of the latest vintage. The Chianti Rufina anteprima is one of the smallest preview tastings in Italy (it...

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