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Date Printed: 6/29/2016
Ruffino Il Ducale 2007
Ruffino Il Ducale 2007
(search item no. 106163)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 6/29/2016: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah

The wine displays a ruby red core with violet reflections. The bouquet is complex and intense, with outstanding notes of cassis, cherries jam, plums and chocolate. Then it shows very clean flavors of tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus and spice. The zingy notes added by Syrah perfectly match with the sensations of red and black fruit and aromatic herbs, given by Sangiovese and even with the roundness typical of Merlot.

On the palate the wine is Medium bodied, with an initial predominance of fruity notes, that slowly match with round and elegant tannins. The finish is almost sweet, and the very long aftertaste brings notes of ripe fruits together with aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.

A modern Tuscan wine born from Ruffino's century old winemaking tradition.

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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.