Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2013

Member Review by Bigfatwino:

Green apples and pears. Florals. Light and crisp. A nice white table wine, good for cooking.

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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 Orvieto Classico

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Snooth User: Bigfatwino
93953359
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/09/2014

Green apples and pears. Florals. Light and crisp. A nice white table wine, good for cooking.


Snooth User: nventure
283212624
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/22/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,296
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/09/2011

Clear pale color. Somewhat "sweet" bouquet. Initial sip is quite light--almost watery, then, farther in the palate, fruit -- table grapes -- emerges. Altough I definitely get a table grapes flavor, there is no sweetness. US$7.99 at Total Wines.


Snooth User: Bigfatwino
93953359
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/22/2011

Totally an emotional response here. This wine reminds me so much of the floral and fruity blend that was on the tables when I lived so briefly in Umbria. Delicate, almost like a jasmine bouquet, surrounded by fresh cut grass and the zest of a blood orange. This vintage seems just as delightful as its predecessors.


Snooth User: sfquixote
29964487
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/07/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/06/2010

At $7.95 this is a good value, everyday white wine. Straw yellow in color. The aroma is floral and slightly fruity. The palate flavor is refreshing and smooth with tastes of apple and lemon. The finish is long with a hint of spice.


Snooth User: Pressguy
19829432
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/10/2009

Love it, great flavor, nice aroma refreshing.


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External Reviews for Ruffino Orvieto Classico

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 11/07/2013

The bouquet is very pleasant and fragrant, characterized by neat sensations of citrus fruits and golden apples, on a flowery background that reminds fresh hints of meadow flowers and a persistent vegetal note of sage. On the palate firstly stands out an excellent freshness, well balanced by a pleasant roundness, featured by notes of meadow flowers and golden apples. The aftertaste is long and fragrant, with hits of fresh almond.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 04/12/2011

In the mouth, it is dry, crisp and fresh, with earthy flavors and a suggestion of pear, fading to a crisp and balanced finish. Enjoy with seafood, white meats and cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/27/2012

Brilliant straw yellow. The bouquet is very plesant and fragrant, characterized by neat sensations of citrus ftuits and golden apples, on a flowery background that reminds fresh hints of meadow flowers and a persistent vegetal note of sage.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/29/2012

The Orvieto Classico wine is named after one of Umbria's most beautiful cities, located on a hilltop between Florence and Rome. This city is known for its magnificent dome.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/07/2013

Colour:Brillant straw yellowAroma: The bouquet is very distinctive: fruity and flowery with hints of fresh picked meadow flowers, citrus fruits, golden apple and sage with a characteristic mineral touch in the finish.Tasting profile: The taste is lightly sweet and smooth thanks to the balance between structure, acidity and fruity notes. The aftertaste is long and fragrant, with neat hits of fresh almond due to the chalky soil of the Orvieto production area.


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Vintage: 2010 08/13/2011

Brilliant straw yellow. The bouquet is very plesant and fragrant, characterized by neat sensations of citrus ftuits and golden apples, on a flowery background that reminds fresh hints of meadow flowers and a persistent vegetal note of sage. At the palate firstly stands out an excellent freshness, well balanced by a pleasant roundness, featured by notes of meadow flowers and golden apples. The aftertaste is long and fragrant, with hits of fresh almond.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

A perennial favorite, with a nose of white flowers and apples; the finish is long, with citrus flavors and a trace of almond.


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