Federico Giuntini, who was born on the estate, now runs it and makes the wines with consultant Franco Bernabei.
The estate covers 245 hectares of which 54 hectares is vineyard and the rest is olive groves and woods. Although Rufina is the smallest of the Chianti zones, it is also one of the most special, with a cool breeze blowing down the Sieve Valley which gives the best wines a finesse that few in Chianti Classico can match.
The Sangiovese grapes were grown in the 12.5 hectare Bucerchiale vineyard on the ancient Selvapiana estate. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1968, and the youngest in 1995. The vineyard faces south/southeast and is situated at 150-200 metres above sea level. The soil is predominantly clay and limestone.