The historic soul of Ruffino, this wine’s first vintage was 1877. It was the pioneer in the ceaseless quest for “ideal wine”, the motto of the founding Ruffino cousins.
The fermentation and maceration take place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for about 10 days with frequent pumpover. Once the malolactic fermentation has ended, the wine is refined in large steel and concrete tanks at controlled temperature for a few months before being bottled.
Deep ruby red, dark heart.
Intense with ripe red fruit, cherries macerated in alcohol and violets. The finish is reminiscent of the kitchen dresser with hints of woodland.
Dry, strong cherry overtones and poised tannins. The finish has a lovely acidity and sage nuances that bestows freshness and persistence.
Full tasting Notes
Enjoyable, harmonious and distinctive. The wine pairs well with all Italian food.
Tartare, Tuscan cured meats, roasted chicken.
Winemaking details Chianti
>=70% Sangiovese + other Chianti grape varieties (Ampelographic Base - Chianti DOCG Production Guidelines Art.2)
Did you know?
2019 was a particularly good year in terms of climate for Chianti wines. “The grapes are very healthy; there are no problems regarding plant disease,” explained the president of the Chianti Wine Consortium, Giovanni Busi.