Ruffino Chianti 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Ruby red Aroma: At the nose Chianti Ruffino features an impact of delicate yet steady floreal notes of violet as it is typical of the Sangiovese wines. The vintage 2010 offers elegant and deep fruity hints of plums which lead towards a lightly spicy finish. Tasting profile: Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is characterized by a marvelous freshness that makes Chianti Ruffino a very pleasant and easy to drink wine. Persistent fruity sensations feature a long aftertaste. A young yet historical wine, which can be perfectly matched with a wide variety of traditional Tuscan and Italian dishes.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
2.39 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Ruffino SpA:
  Ruffino, produced in Tuscany, is one of the most recognizable brands of Italian wine. The first vintage of the famous Chianti was produced in 1877 by cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino. Within a few years, their wines were gaining recognition for their quality and winning awards and medals at international competitions. By the 1890s, the wine was exported internationally. In 1913... Read more
  Ruffino, produced in Tuscany, is one of the most recognizable brands of Italian wine. The first vintage of the famous Chianti was produced in 1877 by cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino. Within a few years, their wines were gaining recognition for their quality and winning awards and medals at international competitions. By the 1890s, the wine was exported internationally. In 1913, with the absence of any heirs to pass down the Ruffino estate, the retiring Ruffino cousins sold the company to the Folonari family, who elevated the brand to huge commercial success. In 1916, the Duke of Aosta named Ruffino as the official wine of the Italian royal court. The Riserva Ducale is created in 1927 to honor this event.    Fun fact: Ruffino Chianti was reputedly among the wines sold by pharmacists during the Prohibition, said to calm nerves. Just after the Prohibition, in the early 1930s, the Ruffino Orivieto Classico was first released. Into the 1940s, World War II was a mixed blessing for Ruffino. The original Pontassieve Cellars were destroyed in a bomb attack, but this prompted the Folonaris to reconstruct with more up-to-date technology, as well as build and establish new estates and expand their enterprise. In 1947, the first bottlings of the acclaimed Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva were produced. In the mid-1970s, Ruffino decided to abandon the iconic fiasco, the straw-bottomed bottle, and introduced the more upscale “Florentine” bottle for packaging. The next couple of decades saw several new additions to the portfolio and more worldwide success, overseen by a new generation of the Folonari family, Marco and Paolo. The ubiquitous wine brand is still enjoyed as one of the classic examples of Tuscan wines.  Read less

Member Reviews for Ruffino Chianti

Add your review
Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
2.50 5
06/12/2013

Nice little chianti. Nothing special but decent flavors of ripe cherry, medium tannin, some spice and good acidity. Plays well with spicy italian food.


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.00 5
07/31/2012

nice nose of plums and dark fruit....medium bodied with good balance.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394578
1.50 5
08/13/2013

Very much like drinking young green cab. Quite tannic with few redeeming qualities. Perhaps with age .................


Snooth User: theBaritone
91198711
0.00 5
08/19/2011

This wine has a very refined bouquet. At the nose this wine has a very wild notes; somewhat like wild flowers. The fruity hint of plums goes well with the medium spicy finish. It is an easy wine to drink with a defined aftertaste.


Snooth User: marcelinovel
115910424
3.00 5
06/11/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

An outstanding buy! Showing spicy red cherry and earth, medium-bodied, crisp acidity and a nice finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Cherry and currant flavors strike a winning chord in this well-proportioned, well-balanced Chianti that puts its focus squarely on the fruit. Also shows a nice touch of chocolate and spice on the finish, adding to its appeal.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light red. Vinous red cherry and violet nose exudes considerable charm. Fresh, lively and sweet in the mouth, with syrupy strawberry and red cherry flavors. Bright and fresh if uncomplicated on the finish. A delicious wine that's perfect with pizza and simple pasta dishes.


External Review
01/24/2012

SENSORY PROPERTIESColour: Ruby redAroma: At the nose Chianti Ruffino features an impact of delicate yet steady floreal notes of violet as it is typical of the Sangiovese wines. The vintage 2010 offers elegant and deep fruity hints of plums which lead towards a lightly spicy finish.Tasting profile: Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is characterized by a marvelous freshness that makes Chianti Ruffino a very pleasant and easy to drink wine. Persistent fruity sensations feature a long aftertaste.A young yet historical wine, which can be perfectly matched with a wide variety of traditional Tuscan and Italian dishes. - WineryGRAPE VARIETALSA minimum of 70% Sangiovese plus other varieties admitted by code production, such as Canaiolo and Colorino. VINEYARDSFrom grapes grown in the best-known wine-growing areas of the Chianti appelation. VINIFICATION AND AGEINGThe grapes were harvested beginning from the half of September.Alcoholic fermentation, usually aided by racking and pun...


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Brilliant ruby red in color, with an intriguing, typical aromas of violets. In the mouth, it is dry and medium-bodied, with cherry fruit flavor, refreshing acidity, and medium tannins. The overall impression is a well-balanced, harmonious wine, which is complex but not imposing.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Here's a steal: a Chianti with clean lines, juicy red fruit in the strawberry and cherry tomato range and light, green olive tannins. It's simple and tastes real, with the length of flavor to stand up to a meaty pasta Bolognese.


External Review
06/20/2012

Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is characterized by a marvelous freshness that makes Chianti Ruffino a very pleasant and easy to drink wine. Persistent fruity sensations feature a long aftertaste.


1 2


All Prices

Shipping to:

Colour: Ruby red Aroma: At the nose Chianti Ruffino features an impact of delicate yet steady floreal notes of violet as it is typical of the Sangiovese wines. The vintage 2010 offers elegant and deep fruity hints of plums which lead towards a lightly spicy finish. Tasting profile: Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is characterized by a marvelous freshness that makes Chianti Ruffino a very pleasant and easy to drink wine. Persistent fruity sensations feature a long aftertaste. A young yet historical wine, which can be perfectly matched with a wide variety of traditional Tuscan and Italian dishes.

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network