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 Chianti 2010

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    This wine has a very refined bouquet. At the nose this wine has a very wild notes; somewhat like wild flowers. The fruity hint of plums goes well with the medium spicy finish. It is an easy wine to drink with a defined aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by theBaritone


  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico DOCG 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by themellowman


  • Ruffino Toscana IGT 2000

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    Tony Sapranos Chianti, Nice for the everyday chianti drinker, also try the Ruffino 24 ore gold, one of my favorite from Ruffino Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Ruffino Modus 2007

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    Great wine, more than worth buying by the case. You will enjoy this wine after dinner by itself, no need to pair it to food. Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Ruffino Modus 2007

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    Very great wine, able to drink now or hold onto for some time. Nice after dinner, great wine to just enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Ruffino Modus 2007

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    a whole lot going on all at once !!! not one of my favs I must say Read More

    Wine review by joe the wine oh


  • Ruffino Modus 2007

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    Very nice smooth chianti, a pleasure to drink Read More

    Wine review by TheKozars


  • Ruffino Il Ducale 2006

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    From Kerry 7/4/11 - 2007, a meritage, excellent Read More

    Wine review by rbodle


  • Ruffino Chianti 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by compostod


  • Ruffino Modus 2007

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    this is a upper level chianti. cherries, walnuts, licorice, vanilla and a little pepper. everything a great chianti should have. This one will not disappoint! Read More

    Wine review by Svennevig


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