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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Ruffino Santedame Romitorio 2004
Ruffino Santedame Romitorio 2004
(search item no. 91208)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $33.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby red in color, with violet hues. Intense and complex, Romitorio di Santedame displays a fragrant nose of black currants, cranberries and raspberries, with earthier notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. A structured palate with balanced tannins, acidity, and fresh fruit flavors lead into a lingering finish of strawberries, coffee, hazelnuts, and mint chocolate.

60% Colorino, 40% Merlot

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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.