Busi
Rufina (Toscana)

The Estate
The winery was founded in the 1700’s and has been operated by the Busi family since the 1800s. Grapes have been grown on the property since the 1400’s. The property is partially surrounded by the vineyards of Frescobaldi, in the heart of the Rufina zone where wine has been produced since the 15th century.
 The farm also produces olive oil within the confines of the group Laudemio, which is olive oil that is extra virgin in quality, vintage date, and less than .02% acid (normal extra virgin is .05% acid).
Giovani Busi is the winemaker with the advice of internationally enologist Giacomo Tachis. The cellars date back to the 12th century but equipped with the latest technology.


The Azienda


Giovani Busi

The Vineyard
Total farm size 90 hectares (222.3 acres): 60 hectares of vines (148.2 acres), 25 hectares of olive trees. The vineyard surface is broken down as follow: 
A. 50.5 ha Chianti Rufina
B. 8.0 ha Cabernet Sauvignon
C. 1.0 ha Chardonnay
D. 0
.5 ha Merlot
Chianti Rufina, the smallest Chianti area, is located northeast of Florence on the sandy calcareous lower slopes of the Apennines. It is said to be "one of Tuscany's most priviliged vineyard areas where Chianti reaches heights of size and longevity rivalled only on privileged parts of Classico".
The Chianti Rufina vineyard is planted on clay, marl and calcareous soil with a large percentage of rocks stones for good drainage. The vines are an average of 10-25 years old.

The Wines
 
[Chianti Rufina] - [Chianti Rufina Riserva] - [Vin Santo]


High Quality Label
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#I0EE180046SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2012 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.

Production area: amidst the hills of Pelago in the Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G. area, with a soil composition of marly, calcareous clay as typically found in the Arno valley east of Florence.
Aspect: south-facing.
Altitude: 200/350 m above sea level.
Grape variety: Sangiovese.
Cultivation method: spurred cordon.
Harvest period: from the 20th of September until the middle of October.
Vinification: the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (26/28°C) for 10 days before racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine is put into wooden barrels.
Maturation: six months in wood and six months in stainless steel.
Ageing potential: 10/15 years.

Sensory characteristics
Appearance: ruby-red in color.
Aroma: clean, floral notes.
Flavor: well structured and harmonic on the palate; easy drinking with a soft and lingering finish.
Accompaniments: adapts well to both light and more substantial dishes.
Serving temperature: 18/19°C.

Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.

#I0EE180010SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2011 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.

Production area: amidst the hills of Pelago in the Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G. area, with a soil composition of marly, calcareous clay as typically found in the Arno valley east of Florence.
Aspect: south-facing.
Altitude: 200/350 m above sea level.
Grape variety: Sangiovese.
Cultivation method: spurred cordon.
Harvest period: from the 20th of September until the middle of October.
Vinification: the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (26/28°C) for 10 days before racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine is put into wooden barrels.
Maturation: six months in wood and six months in stainless steel.
Ageing potential: 10/15 years.

Sensory characteristics
Appearance: ruby-red in color.
Aroma: clean, floral notes.
Flavor: well structured and harmonic on the palate; easy drinking with a soft and lingering finish.
Accompaniments: adapts well to both light and more substantial dishes.
Serving temperature: 18/19°C.

Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.

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I0EE180007SGM

UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2010 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.
Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.

#I0EE180003SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2009 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.
Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.

#I0EE180002SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2008 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.
Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.

Ruby red
color with garnet reflections.
Intense, vinous bouquet with hints of leather and ripe cherry fruit.
The flavor is full of mature fruit with nuances of leather and liquorice. The finish is persistent and rich
Pairs well with s
alamis, pastas, grilled or roasted meats, dishes flavored with mushrooms, or rosemary. Excellent with polenta dishes.

#I0EE180001SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01133 9
2007 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/750ml
100% Sangiovese.
Fresh, fruity, with classic tart cherry.   The wine is grown right off the Sieve River on a hillside, which is the site of an old Etruscan Village.
Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days, with an additional 3 to 4 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 7 months in stainless steel.
"Quality/price" Award from Gambero Rosso

National Retail Price
: $12.99 / bottle




#I0GG180009SGM
UPC code: 7 84585 01448 4
2010 Busi, Chianti Rufina 12/375ml


National Retail Price: $7.99 / half-bottle

#I0EE180004SGM
UPC: 7 84585 01373 9
2006 Busi, Chianti Rufina, Riserva 12/750ml

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyards: Travignoli, a name which literally means “Tra Vignoli” (between the vineyards) is located in the middle of Frescobaldi’s Nipozzano vineyard in the heart of the Rufina zone. There is documented evidence that wine was first produced there in the 5th C BC by the Etruscans who called it “Nectar of the Gods”. The Church acquired the land and constructed the cellars in 1100.
Count Busi and his family acquired the estate in the 1800’s. Overall, 91
hectares belong to the estate. The 60 hectares of vineyards are excellently
position on the slopes with a southerly exposure at an elevation between 270 to 370 meters. Clay, marl and calcareous soil with a large percentage of rocks and stones for good drainage. Vines are an average of 10–25 years old.
Harvest: October– by hand.
Yield per hectare: 40 Quintals per hectare
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 7 to 8 days with an additional 7 to 8 days on the skins. The wine is then racked and goes through malolactic. It is then racked again and stays another 3 months in stainless steel.
Aging: 25 to 30 hectoliter barrels of Slavonian oak for 18 months and 3 months in Allier barriques. There is a period of refinement of 4 to 5 months in the bottle.
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Color: Ruby red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: Intense, ethereal bouquet with hints of leather, tar and ripe cherry fruit.
Taste: The flavor is full of mature fruit with nuances of leather and liquorice. The taste is complex and round and rich with character. The finish is persistent and satisfying.
Foods: Grilled, braised or roasted meats, dishes flavored with mushrooms, or rosemary. Excellent with polenta dishes.
Total Production: 3,300 cases
Enologist: Mauro Orsoni


National Retail Price: $24.95 / bottle

High Quality Label
#I8FF180031MAL
UPC: 7 48132 10241 3
2008 Busi, Vin Santo 6/500ml

Grapes: 70% Malvasia, 30% Trebbiano
Vineyards: Travignoli, a name which literally means “Tra Vignoli” (between the vineyards) is located in the middle of Frescobaldi’s Nipozzano vineyard in the heart of the Rufina zone. There is documented evidence that wine was first produced there in the 5th C BC by the Etruscans who called it “Nectar of the Gods”. The Church acquired the land and constructed the cellars in 1100.
Count Busi and his family acquired the estate in the 1800’s. Overall, 91
hectares belong to the estate. The 60 hectares of vineyards are excellently
position on the slopes with a southerly exposure at an elevation between 200 to 350 meters. Clay, marl and calcareous soil with a large percentage of rocks and stones for good drainage. Vines are an average of 10–25 years old.
Harvest: Second half of September.
Vinification: after harvest, the grapes are left to dry naturally on wattle shelves for four to five months before being pressed and then fermented in wooden kegs.
Aging: five years in barriques and then in bottles.
Alcohol: 14% by vol.
Color: golden amber.
Bouquet: candied fruit and honey.
Taste: soft and smooth.
Foods: well-suited to both cheese and desserts.


National Retail Price: $64.00 / 500ml bottle