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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012

75cl

£34.48 (Approximate price)

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This fabulous wine, Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, has been widely prized since it was first launched in 1927. Riserva Ducale is made with modern winemaking techniques to improve upon traditional Italian methods, and is widely recognized as a benchmark for Chianti Classico Riserva.

Why this name? Ducale means 'duke' in Italian. Riserva Ducale honors the Duke of Aosta, who took on a trip through the Alps to taste the Ruffino wines he had heard so much about. He was so impressed by the wine that in 1890, he named Ruffino as the official supplier to the Italian royal family. This honor is not only reflected in the name of the wine, but is also represented on its iconic label, one of the most recognizable in the world of Italian wine.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
2016, 2014, 2011 and 1990
Appellation:Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy)
Winery: Ruffino
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%

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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese)

TASTING NOTES OF Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012:

  • View: Deep ruby.
  • Nose: fruity.
  • Mouth: deep and harmonious.

APPELLATION: Chianti Classico

VINEYARD: Ruffino

GRAPES: Merlot (90%), cabernet franc (10%)

AGEING: drinking after 2010 and before 2020.

DEVELOPMENT: The wine is made in small concrete tanks with temperature control.

TEMPERATURE: 16-17 ºC.

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Reviews of Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012

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4/5

Intense ruby red. Aroma: the bouquet is extremely elegant, characterised by fragrant fruit and flower notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries, and plums are complemented by spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains. Delicate scents of roses and flint linger on the nose. Tasting profile: intense, velvety, and crispy. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins that exalt enjoyable spicy flavors. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, which is incredibly fresh with a pleasant minerality and presents an aftertaste with intriguing notes of rosemary.
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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2012:
- View: deep ruby ​​red.
- Nose: seductive aromas of red berry fruits, violets and snuff in the nose.
- Mouth: full-bodied, well balanced in the mouth, with a long, lingering finish.

APPELLATION: Tuscany.
VINEYARD: Ruffino
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese.

PAIRING: cheeses, pastas, meats.
TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5%
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4 /5

We had it with a deer stew. Brought by a friend and I opened it with him.
Shows an intense ruby ​​red colour red. When you smell it you can note aromas such as licorice, violet, .... The grape had presence.
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Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Ruffino 2012

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012:
- View: ruby ​​red.
- Nose: elegant fruity aromas of cherries, berries and plums, pleasant spicy notes of snuff, clove and white pepper.
- Mouth: fruity, with soft tannins, light spicy sensations with a long finish, very fresh and pleasantly fruity.

APPELLATION: Tuscany.
VINEYARD: Ruffino
GRAPES: 80% Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

WINE PAIRING: pasta dishes with meat sauce and mushrooms, ideal in combination with rice and meat.
TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5%
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Reviews of other vintages of Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012201620142011

4/5

Notes of strawberry on the nose. I kept feeling the taste for a long time.
I enjoyed it.
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4/5

We had it with snacks. Special wine for couples.
As nearly all of them this one shows also a cherry colour. A smell quite well. Distinctive oxidation notes on the palate.
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2014

4/5

Red colour with violet hues. The smell of strawberries dominates. It has a slightly smokey flavour, very light wine.
Delicious with grilled meat and vegetables.
It's the typical wine, me and my friends order for dinner.
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Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Ruffino 2011

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