Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2005

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Color : ruby red with garnet Aroma : A bouquet typical of the Chianti Classico, with hints of violets, cherries, plu...

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Full bodied. Mild tannin. Well balanced. Read more

Full bodied, lots of tannins but kind of soft on the palate. Herby in flavour. Read more

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Snooth User: dockaiz
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3.00 5
05/08/2009

Full bodied. Mild tannin. Well balanced.


Snooth User: ChicagoAddick
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3.00 5
02/10/2011

Full bodied, lots of tannins but kind of soft on the palate. Herby in flavour.

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Snooth User: erlarsen
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4.00 5
06/18/2011

Great fruit Wine


External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro

External Review
05/18/2011

There's a distinctive mineral aspect that sets this wine apart. Those aromas recall white stone or slate and enhance the wine's elegance and food pairing potential. The mouth is bright and ripe with red cherry and fresh berry notes on the close. It would pair well with braised meat.


External Review
01/10/2013

Thereandrsquo;s a very plush and velvety quality to this wine that is enhanced by aromas of red berry, pipe tobacco, natural rubber and exotic spice. The wine has a ripe, fruit-forward personality and a smooth, velvety finish that is broad, powerful and long lasting. Large percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon back the Sangiovese.


External Review
04/15/2010

WE; 91 Points RP: 87 Points


External Review
05/18/2011

Offers a good bead of crushed blackberry fruit, with hints of mineral and aok as well as dried fruits. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium, caressing finish. Nice even now. Best after 2009.


External Review
03/26/2013

There’s a very plush and velvety quality to this wine that is enhanced by aromas of red berry, pipe tobacco, natural rubber and exotic spice. The wine has a ripe, fruit-forward personality and a smooth, velvety finish that is broad, powerful and long lasting. Large percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon back the Sangiovese.


External Review
05/18/2011

Offers blackberry character, with plum undertones and floral hints. Medium-bodied, with pleasant, subtle fruit, fresh herb notes and light tannins. The finish is clean. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

Medium ruby. Fresh, penetrating red berry and sweeter dark plum and cassis aromas are complemented by a woodsy quality. Supple and dense, with blackberry jam and smoky plum flavors along with hints of coffee and herbs on the back. Finishes with a solid tannic backbone, but there's a distinctly fine-grained character to the tannins in what has recently become a more internationally styled wine.


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Winemaker's Notes:

- Harvest: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico is produced with grapes meticulously selected by hand during harvest. The picking started at the end of September. The vintage 2005 shows balance and elegance, with fruity and spicy notes. - Yield of grapes per hectare: 6 tons. - Fermentation: The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats at an average temperature of 28 for 10 days, and was followed by a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for another 8 days. - Aging: After completing the malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was aged for about 36 months, first in vats for about 3 months, then in 35/75 hl. oak casks for about 24 months and, lastly - after completing before being bottled a period of about 3 months in vats - a minimum of further 6 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes:

Color : ruby red with garnet Aroma : A bouquet typical of the Chianti Classico, with hints of violets, cherries, plums and a spicy sensation. Elegant, graceful and inviting displays all the characteristics of a great Chianti Classico. Palate : With great body, fruity, where the notes of cherries and small berries follow each nuance of Mediterranean herbs like rosemary and thyme. The alcohol component is well integrated into the structure, as well as tannins. The aftertaste is long and refers to violets, nutmeg, plums and sweet tobacco.

- Harvest: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico is produced with grapes meticulously selected by hand during harvest. The picking started at the end of September. The vintage 2005 shows balance and elegance, with fruity and spicy notes. - Yield of grapes per hectare: 6 tons. - Fermentation: The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats at an average temperature of 28 for 10 days, and was followed by a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for another 8 days. - Aging: After completing the malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was aged for about 36 months, first in vats for about 3 months, then in 35/75 hl. oak casks for about 24 months and, lastly - after completing before being bottled a period of about 3 months in vats - a minimum of further 6 months in the bottle.

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Notes: After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for about 36 months, first in the tank for 3 months, then in oak barrels of 35/75 h for about 24 months and, finally, after 3 months in tanks, a further minimum period of 6 months in bottle.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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