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Ruffino Santedame Chianti Classico 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit woody on the nose yet fresh and precise with faint notes of tobacco, some sweet wood tones, cherry notes, with a dusty/steely closed wine overlay. Silky on entry and polished with a good core of dark wild berry fruit that has a lively edge of astringency. There are notes of mineral rich salad greens and a hint or beef blood adding complexity and while this is a touch fleshy it remains very mineral driven and finishes with a rare meaty core of sour cherry fruit. Lean and taut with good balance and a nice stony finish this is a bit simple but quite typical. 87pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Ruffino Santedame Chianti Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.50 5
02/05/2009

A bit woody on the nose yet fresh and precise with faint notes of tobacco, some sweet wood tones, cherry notes, with a dusty/steely closed wine overlay. Silky on entry and polished with a good core of dark wild berry fruit that has a lively edge of astringency. There are notes of mineral rich salad greens and a hint or beef blood adding complexity and while this is a touch fleshy it remains very mineral driven and finishes with a rare meaty core of sour cherry fruit. Lean and taut with good balance and a nice stony finish this is a bit simple but quite typical. 87pts

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,713
2.50 5
02/04/2009

Herbs and bright cherry fruit on the nose. Nice acid structure with flavors of Raspberry fruit but a little simple. Medium bitter finish.


Snooth User: BillBerg
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3.50 5
02/01/2010

This past weekend I opened a bottle of 2006 Santedame Chianti Classico. A beautiful ruby wine with a nice smooth finish. I paired this wine with a pork dinner. The black berry and light pepper flavor complemented the pork flavor. I would buy this wine again.


Snooth User: zeptogator
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3.00 5
11/18/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Ruffino Santedame Chianti Classico

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Ruffino Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG 2006: in Barriques gereift (6 Monate), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°CJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: RuffinoRebsorte: Sangiovese 80 %, Merlot 10 %, Colorino 5 %, andere Varianten (Cabernet und Canaiolo) 5 %.Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
04/19/2010

Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 - Ruffino: Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 - Rotwein von RuffinoIm Glas glänzt der Santedame Chianti Classico intensiv rubinrot. Sein elegantes und reichhaltiges Bukett beherrschen Aromen von Pflaumen, reifen Kirschen, Erdbeeren und anderen roten Beeren. Hinzu kommen einige würzige Aspekte von Thymian und edle Holznoten. Am Gaumen beeindrucken die samtartigen Tannine, insgesamt wirkt der Wein sehr reif und voll, weich und elegant. Er ist verführerisch zur Zunge trotz der vital vibrierenden Säure. Sein langer Nachgeschmack zeigt Spuren von Schwarzkirsche und eine feine Nuance Kakao. Dieser feine Rotwein schmeckt optimal zu Ratatouille oder Schweine- und Rinderbraten.Weingut: RuffinoLand: ItalienRegion: ToskanaRebsorten: Sangiovese 80 %, Merlot 10 %, Colorino 5 %, Cabernet und Canaiolo 5 %.Inhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,5 g/lRestsüße: 3 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate) Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Colorino



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