Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2000
- Harvest: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico is produced with grapes meticulously selected during harvest. Picking began at the end of September and ended at the end of October. The 2000 vintage was excellent for Chianti Classico Sangiovese with perfectly healthy and mature grapes featuring a high sugar content and sweet, mature polyphenols. Yield of grapes per hectare: 5.5-6 tons. - Fermentation: The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C for 10 days, and was followed by a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for another 2 weeks. - Aging: After completing the malo-lactic fermentation the wine was first aged for 5 months in second passage French 225 l. oak casks, then for an additional 28 months in 40/80 hl. oak casks. - After bottling the wine has been further refined for 4 months minimum.
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Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues Aroma: Intense and characteristic with an inviting bouquet of violets, small red berry fruits and ripe plums well accompanied by intriguing spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. The finish displays ethereal sensations and a delicately balsamic touch. Tasting profile: The Riserva Ducale Oro vintage 2000 displays a noteworthy elegance and texture with a full-bodied, well-balanced structure, velvety tannins and a pleasantly sweet taste. The fruity notes lead the way towards a long-lasting aftertaste of cocoa and coffee.
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