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Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2016

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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

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Vintage: 2012 09/02/2012

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External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Superiore

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 09/29/2016

Colour: Ruby red with violet hues. Aroma: The bouquet is intense and typical of Chianti. Fruity notes of fresh plums, black cherries, well matched with nice flavours of black pepper and spices. Tasting profile: Intense and medium-bodied, Superiore 2011 presents steady yet elegant tannins and perfectly matched with its fruity body. The aftertaste is very persistent and reminds notes of fresh cherry and blueberry. - Winery


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Vintage: 2012 04/12/2011

The inspiration for this label comes from a beautiful fifteenth century sculpture by Florentine Renaissance Master Il Verrocchio. This Chianti Superior is crafted from grapes grown in the Chianti regi


External Review
Vintage: 2012 02/01/2010

The inspiration for this label comes from a beautiful fifteenth century sculpture by Florentine Renaissance Master Il Verrocchio. This Chianti Superior is crafted from grapes grown in the Chianti region of Tuscany. The grapes ripen more fully and develop a greater concentration of ripe cherry flavors resulting in a well-balanced wine with a soft, lingering finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 06/04/2013

Colour: Ruby red with violet hues.Aroma: The bouquet is intense and typical of Chianti. Fruity notes of fresh plums, black cherries, well matched with nice flavours of black pepper and spices.Tasting profile: Intense and medium-bodied, Superiore 2011 presents steady yet elegant tannins and perfectly matched with its fruity body. The aftertaste is very persistent and reminds notes of fresh cherry and blueberry. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 06/04/2013

Color: ruby red with violet hues.Aroma: the bouquet is intense and expressive of typical Chianti. Fruity notes of fresh plums, black cherries, well matched with hints of black pepper and spices.Tasting profile: medium bodied and well balanced, 2010 Superiore presents steady yet elegant tannins, perfectly complemented by its crisp, fruity body. The finish is long, showing persistent notes of fresh cherry and plum. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Color: ruby red with violet hues.Aroma: the bouquet is intense and expressive of typical Chianti. Fruity notes of fresh plums, black cherries, well matched with hints of black pepper and spices.Tasting profile: medium bodied and well balanced, 2010 Superiore presents steady yet elegant tannins, perfectly complemented by its crisp, fruity body. The finish is long, showing persistent notes of fresh cherry and plum. - Winery



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