Ruffino Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2001
Aroma: The varietal fruity notes of the Sangiovese and the Merlot complement each other very well in an inviting, ample and intense bouquet: Plums and cherries, blue- and black berries, raspberries and cranberries. The long ageing period in oak leaves pleasant ethereal and slightly balsamic sensations in the wine and the finish is characterised by scents of nutmeg, rosemary and tobacco.
Tasting profile: The full-bodied, imponent structure of this Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva gives an idea of its impressive ageing potential. Even though it is still very young, however, this wine is not agressive on the palate. The tannins are pleasantly sweet and the fruity notes give a very nice, round quality to the taste. The aromatic persistance is very long and characterised by sensations of plain chocolate, mature fruit and pot pourri.
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.
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.