Ruffino Chianti 2009

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$12.29
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $9.99
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Item No. 105456
  • red wine
  • ST88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A minimum of 75% Sangiovese plus other varieties admitted by code production, such as Canaiolo and Colorino are included in this wine.

Ruby red in color. As always this Chianti features a deliciously vinous bouquet, where the floral and fruity notes lead towards a finish of slightly spicy scents of wild cherry and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is pleasantly fruity, harmonious and persistent.

A young Sangiovese which can be perfectly matched with a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Light red. Vinous red cherry and violet nose exudes considerable charm. Fresh, lively and sweet in the mouth, with syrupy strawberry and red cherry flavors. Bright and fresh if uncomplicated on the finish. A delicious wine that's perfect with pizza and simple pasta dishes."
88 Points

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Rating:
(7/9/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Cheese, Meat, Pasta
If I rate this wine purely against any other Chianti, it is four stars. But for a wine in this price range, it is truly five stars.
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MKeefe - Pine City, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/4/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Love this chianti! It's ripe, juicy, and smooth. The flavor stands alone and I occasionally have a glass of it without any food accompaniment.
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Jimmy Mac - Southington, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/29/2012)
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Learn About Ruffino Map ItMap It

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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