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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
(search item no. 95834)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in color, with garnet hues. Riserva Ducale is characterized by particularly fragrant, sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes, typical of the 2005 vintage. Notes of tobacco and white pepper lead into aromas of roses and a touch of flint. Well balanced on the palate, the taste reveals velvety tannins and good acidity, with a fruity core and a finish of rosemary and figs. Serve at 65°F. Riserva Ducale is a timeless Tuscan Chianti Classico. Enjoy it with Italian favorites such as prosciutto and other antipasti, mushroom risotto, pasta Bolognese, and chicken cacciatore. Pair with simple grilled meats and roasted vegetables for a classic Italian meal.
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About Ruffino:

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Fair in 1895, affirming the quality of its wine.

In 1913, the Folonari family purchased Ruffino and brought new talent, energy and enthusiasm into the company. They started on a nearly century-long pursuit to develop a collection of estates in Tuscany, all of which matched the standard of quality and uniqueness which was the trademark of Ruffino wine.

Over the last sixty years, Ruffino has established seven prominent estates in Tuscany, all situated within the major DOCG production regions including Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Today, Ruffino continues to meld century-long Tuscan traditions with new state-of-the-art cellar technology and modern winemaking for an ideal symbiosis with the energy of the contemporary Italian lifestyle.