Ruffino Chianti 1997

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 1267
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Winemaker's Notes

Chianti Ruffino is brilliant ruby red in color, with an intriguing, typical aroma of violets. In the mouth, it is dry and medium-bodied, with cherry fruit flavor, refreshing acidity, and medium tannin. The overall impression is a well-balanced, harmonious wine, which is complex but not imposing. Chianti Ruffino expresses the flavor and charm of the noble Sangiovese grape - its main component - and the character and complexity of the Chianti climate and soil. Because the marque is produced from grapes grown throughout the broad Chianti area - not exclusively from vineyards in the Classico district - it is called simply Chianti. Thanks to its fresh, easy-drinking style, it is ideal with all sorts of pasta dishes, poultry and light meats such as veal, and medium-strength cheeses.

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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...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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