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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
(search item no. 105024)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with garnet hues. The impact of the Riserva Ducale Oro 2006 is intense. At a first approach, notes of cherry, plum and violet appear very powerful; subsequently it denotes strong aromas of tobacco, chocolate, cinnamon and black pepper. On the whole, this wine shows a very complex and powerful nose.

Full-bodied, very powerful in the fruity tastes, with tannins that are elegant and well linked to a good acidity. It is characterized by pleasant sensations of sweet tobacco. The finish is particularly long and shows powerful notes of plums and more light aromas of clove.

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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.