Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana 2003

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $19.99
Item No. 87960
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright ruby red in color. The bouquet is elegant, fragrant and inviting. The intense fruity notes, typical for Sangiovese intertwine with spicy sweet notes derived from the Merlot. The oak ageing adds complexity and length to the aromas with delicious hints of walnuts, tobacco and cassis. On the palate, Il Ducale is refreshingly fruity yet elegant. It is medium bodied, with mellow tannins and has a lovely balance of ripe fruit and acidity. Flavors are intense and lingering, characterized by hints of blueberries, raspberries and cocoa. Il Ducale is a modern, Tuscan wine born from Ruffino's century old winemaking tradition."

Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varietals

The grapes for IL DUCALE are sourced in vineyards located in the most prestigious vine growing areas of Tuscany. Ruffino's estate vineyards contribute to the production of this wine.

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(9/29/2010)
The description given about this wine is right on par. There was something about the boquet that I couldn't figure out until I read the description. Its the walnut. Not dry like I was expecting from an Italian Sangiovese blend. I would definitely recommend this wine and will buy it again.
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(9/24/2010)
one of the reds i've ever tasted. hurt me to empty a full bottle down the drain. save your $'s.
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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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