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Ruffino Chianti Superiore DOCG 2009

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti
Winery: Ruffino SpA
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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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

Member Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Superiore DOCG

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Snooth User: BILL RIKER
812244158
0.00 5
04/04/2011

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Snooth User: Slipstream
172281711
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/21/2011

Another winery introduced to me by Snooth - see I do read the emails. Nippy aroma and bright read hilites in a dark pour. Pretty earthy and flavorful, but not heavy. Some sourness and snappy tannins, and a bit of sea salt. A good wine, and worth the $12 I spent on a bottle.


Snooth User: ambertides
273987115
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/18/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Superiore DOCG

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

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: intense and medium bodied, 2009 Superiore presents steady yet elegant tannins, perfectly complemented by its fruity body. The finish is long, showing persistent notes of fresh cherry and blueberry. - Winery




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