Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

For more than 125 years Ruffino's production philosophy has reflected three fundamental concepts: knowledge of the territory, respect for the grand Tuscan winemaking traditions, our passion for Sangiovese. The creation of this new red wine, Il Ducale, was inspired by a product that has contributed to writing the story of Ruffino, the Riserva Ducale. Il Ducale is a new expression of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wonderful grape variety which never ceases to surprise wine makers worldwide with its versatility and its capacity to adapt to different climates and soils. Il Ducale is an elegant red wine with a distinctive Tuscan character - a wine to match the taste and dynamic life style of the modern wine lover. A wine with a century-old heart and a modern soul.

Region: Italy » Tuscany
Winery: Ruffino
Color: Red
Blend: Merlot, Sangiovese
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana

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Snooth User: Sandy R
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4.50 5
05/10/2013

Trattoria #10, Chicago; it was tasty!


Snooth User: Anthony Sal
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4.00 5
09/11/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/04/2014

Colour:Ruby red.Aroma:The bouquet is extremely elegant, characterised by particularly fragrant flowery and fruity notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries and plums meet with delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains. Delicate scents of red roses and flint in the final.Tasting profile:Intense, velvety and crispy. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins, that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, that is incredibly fresh and pleasantly mineral and presents an aftertaste with fascinating notes of rosemary. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
07/11/2012

The taste is refreshingly fruity and harmonious, making IL DUCALE the perfect wine for accompanying tasty Italian dishes. Medium bodied, with mellow tannins and a nice balance between fruit and acidity, the taste of IL DUCALE is long-lingering and characterised by hints of blue berries, raspberries and cocoa.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/07/2013

Colour:Ruby red.Aroma:The bouquet is extremely elegant, characterised by particularly fragrant flowery and fruity notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries and plums meet with delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains. Delicate scents of red roses and flint in the final.Tasting profile:Intense, velvety and crispy. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins, that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, that is incredibly fresh and pleasantly mineral and presents an aftertaste with fascinating notes of rosemary. - Winery


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/11/2014

At the palate it is coherent with the olfaction. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins, that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, that is incredibly fresh and pleasantly mineral and presents an aftertaste with fascinating notes of rosemary.



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For more than 125 years Ruffino's production philosophy has reflected three fundamental concepts: knowledge of the territory, respect for the grand Tuscan winemaking traditions, our passion for Sangiovese. The creation of this new red wine, Il Ducale, was inspired by a product that has contributed to writing the story of Ruffino, the Riserva Ducale. Il Ducale is a new expression of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wonderful grape variety which never ceases to surprise wine makers worldwide with its versatility and its capacity to adapt to different climates and soils. Il Ducale is an elegant red wine with a distinctive Tuscan character - a wine to match the taste and dynamic life style of the modern wine lover. A wine with a century-old heart and a modern soul.

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