Ruffino SpA

+ 39 055 64 99 717 (703) Poggio Casciano Estate/Al Mandorlo, 1
Bagna A Ripoli, Toscana, 50012
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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 Read more »

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  • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Delicious! I've been trying, with little success, to find a wine or wines, that I enjoy and it's been difficult. I personally can't handle the dry burning sensation that so many of them leave when going down. This was perfect. I'll be totally honest and say I had 6 glasses. Not sure if it was the low alcohol content or what but I felt absolutely... Read More

    Wine review by svanieceb


  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010

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    The nose shows aromatic black cherry, bay leaf, underbrush, black cherry liquor, with a solid dark, core of fruit surrounded by subtle rustic characteristics. The palate has solid blackberry and black cherry fruit, with flint Earth, a touch of mint, and a firm, dark finish that has plenty of grip.The acidity supports everything well in this masc... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

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    Dark translucent purple in the glass. Spicy, woody nose. Smooth, but assertive entry to the palate. Not a lot of fruit, this is a real wine, not a cherry syrup flavored drink. Hint of, get this, cinnamon. Fairly light acids, No tannin bite at all on the back of the palate. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013

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    A fairly good entry level Sangiovese blend Chianti. Bring it to your next pizza night with friends.Bright cherry, fruit forward, low tannins, with a bit of leather and spice on the end. Read More

    Wine review by Cassandra Rosen


  • Ruffino DOCG Chianti 2013

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    Bright red color. Nice fruit on the nose. Very easy entrysurprises me for Chianti. Tart cherry flavor emerges. It takes a while for acid to hit, but it is there. Medium bodied and light on tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ruffino Modus Super Tuscan 2006

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    Had at Cooper Lounge Read More

    Wine review by alissa8


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2010

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    Bad taste no body Read More

    Wine review by Junisin


  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2010

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    The Ducal (so-called tan label) is usually a reliable Tuscan wine, and the 2010 is pretty much in line with this sentiment; the cherry flan and leather on the nose and more cherry sheen on the palate with soft tannin makes for a longish finish. Good value. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale Tan 2007

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    Wonderful chianti. Everything I expected at a reasonable price. Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co


  • Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale Tan 2007

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    Wine review by mannycorks


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