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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
(search item no. 108779)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose Riserva Ducale immediately shows an outstanding elegance, characterized by particularly fragrant flowery and fruity notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries and plums meet with delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains, followed by elegant scents of red roses and flint.

On the palate it is consistent with the nose. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The entire tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, which is incredibly fresh and pleasantly mineral and presents lingering notes of rosemary.

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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.