Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2005

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 95834
  • WN90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red in color, with garnet hues. Riserva Ducale is characterized by particularly fragrant, sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes, typical of the 2005 vintage. Notes of tobacco and white pepper lead into aromas of roses and a touch of flint. Well balanced on the palate, the taste reveals velvety tannins and good acidity, with a fruity core and a finish of rosemary and figs. Serve at 65°F. Riserva Ducale is a timeless Tuscan Chianti Classico. Enjoy it with Italian favorites such as prosciutto and other antipasti, mushroom risotto, pasta Bolognese, and chicken cacciatore. Pair with simple grilled meats and roasted vegetables for a classic Italian meal.

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(9/13/2010)
For a very drinkable and affordable Tuscan you cannot go wrong with this one.....smooth tanins and a deep ruby color...
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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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(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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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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