Riserva Ducale Oro - Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG - Tuscan Red Wine Ruffino

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Riserva Ducale Oro

The story

The first vintage of Riserva Ducale was made in 1927 to pay tribute to the Duke of Aosta who loved this wine. Twenty years later, Ruffino celebrated the extraordinary 1947 vintage by making the first Riserva Ducale Oro, thus anticipating the concept of Gran Selezione.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are vinified separately, parcel by parcel. This is how Ruffino respects the territorial typicalities and variations in soil and climate. The fermentation takes place in temperature controlled steel tanks at 27° with constant punching down for about 10 days, followed by skin maceration for another 10 days. The malolactic fermentation occurs in concrete tanks.


Garnet with brick red highlights.


Incense overtones lead to pencil, wood and graphite as well as cherries macerated in alcohol well integrated with fruity, green and plant nuances, followed by an inky finish.

Tasting profile

Precise flavors balanced with smooth yet impactful tannins, fruit macerated in alcohol and light spices resulting in intense and soft sensations. The structure and acidity provide an enduring finish.

Full tasting Notes

Tuscany at its most traditional, generous and elegant at one with rewarding roundedness.

Food pairings

Traditional Italian meat dishes.

Production area


Winemaking details Riserva Ducale Oro

Grape varieties

>=80% Sangiovese + other Chianti Classico grape varieties (Ampelographic Base - Chianti Classico DOCG Production Guidelines Art.2)


Gretole and Santedame


12 months in concrete, 12 months in second-use barriques, 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Serving temperature


Did you know?

One out every three bottles of Chianti Classico Gran Selezione opened in the world is Riserva Ducale Oro.
Multi-award-winning by international wine critics over the years, Riserva Ducale Oro recived 94 points from James Suckling in the last two vintages.