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Riserva Ducale Oro

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Riserva Ducale Oro

Color

Garnet with brick red highlights.

Aroma

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.

Winemaking notes

This trademark wine is only produced in the best vintages when wine is made 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.

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. Riserva Ducale Oro is only produced in exceptional vintages in order to allow this wine for age at length.

Production area

Tuscany.

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Grape varieties

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

Vineyard

Gretole, Santedame and Montemasso.

Aging

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

Serving temperature

18°

Did you know?

A multi-award-winning and internationally renowned wine, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Riserva Ducale Oro is the highest expression of the Castellina in Chianti area.

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