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Ruffino Santedame Chianti Classico 2002

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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    Santedame Chianti Classico is Ruffinos richest Chianti, other than the two Riserva Ducale bottlings. It is deep ruby red in color. Its aroma rivets the taster with concentrated black cherry, mingled with strawberry, violets and licorice. On the palate, it is rich and full, with a concentrated, almost jammy black cherry intensity. Soft tannins impart a velvety texture, and a long finish points to true breed in the wine.

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    Ruffino, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
    2002 Santedame Chianti Classico
    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.

    PIM95427_2002 Item# 80693