All wines reflect the land from which they come. The greatest wines are usually estate wines, born from grapes grown on a special plot of land and vinified right on the property under the watchful eyes of the owners themselves.
The wines of Ruffino are no exception. At Ruffino today, wine is produced at a number of individual estates, all owned by members of the Folonari family. These are known as The Tuscan Estates of Ruffino, or Tenementi Ruffino.
Together, The Tuscan Estates of Ruffino cover almost 5,000 acres, making Ruffino one of the most important land owners in Tuscany. Some 1,500 acres are available for vineyards, as the landscape is made up of hills, valleys and dense Mediterranean woods.
These estates - thought of as Ruffino's "crown jewels" - represent the winery's commitment to controlling wine quality all the way from the grape to the bottle.
Situated in the heart of Italy, the Tuscany region lends itself to producing superb wines. Its western shores are washed by the Mediterranean sea, which give it a far cooler temperature than Italy's sun-baked south. Also, it is more temperate than Italy's northern regions, which extend to the chilly Alps. Five of Tuscany's wine zones, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Carmignano, San Gimignano, and the Chianti Classico area, rank among Italy's most important wine-producing areas.
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2014
Color: Ruby red with garnet hues.
Aroma: Powerfully aromatic with cherry, plum, and tobacco with notes of eucalyptus, chocolate,
and spicy white pepper. Complexity of expression authentic to Sangiovese and Chianti Classico.
Taste: Full-bodied and powerfully fruity with elegant tannins perfectly supported by a good acidity. The finish is characterized ... more
in mixed case $35.09
Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give the wine a pleasing finish.
Pairings: Ideal as an aperitif, but also quite versatile ... more
in mixed case $13.04
Ruffino Chianti 2014
This medium-bodied, well-balanced wine is approachable and aromatic, with classic Chianti aromas of violet and wonderful cherry fruit flavors. It finishes with spicy hints of wild cherry and hazelnut. It retains these fresh and fruity flavors since it receives no wood aging. more
Ruffino Chianti Classico Aziano 2015
This Chianti Classico bursts with ripe fruit flavors followed by notes of plum and Morello cherries. The tannins are well integrated, and the long finish reveals hints of rosemary and tobacco.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Aziano Chianti Classico is versatile and food-friendly, pairing well with a variety of dishes including veal ... more
in mixed case $11.69
Ruffino Chianti 2016
Ruffino Chianti is an approachable, easy-drinking wine that has predominantly fruity and floral aromatics, with hints of spice and hazelnut. On the palate, Chianti is soft with a medium body and nice balance, displaying pleasantly fruity characteristics. Pair this Chianti with a variety of traditional Italian dishes such as ravioli, ... more
in mixed case $9.89
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2014
This complex and deep red wine is characterized by sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes with delicately spiced hints of tobacco, leather, cedar, white pepper and a touch of flint. It's well balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins, firm acidity and a lingering finish of rosemary and figs. ... more
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Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2016
Ruffino was among the first wineries to rediscover the Chianti Superiore appellation, which forms the perfect bridge between simpler Chianti DOCGs and more complex, deeper Chianti Classicos. Wines under the current Chianti Superiore DOCG code are subject to stricter production standards than Chianti DOCG wines. This wine pairs beautifully with ... more
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Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2017
Color: Bright straw yellow.
Aroma: Orvieto's fruity and floral bouquet is reminiscent of green apples and meadow flowers.
Taste: This wine's smooth, refreshing flavors balance beautifully with its structure and acidity. Orvieto also offers a unique mineral character that comes from the chalky limestone soil called tufa. The finish is ... more
in mixed case $9.44
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2018
Color: Straw yellow.
Aroma: Notes of meadow flowers, pears, and golden apple. The bouquet is fresh and complex, showing refined notes of sage and mint accompanied by an elegant minerality typical of Pinot Grigio.
Tasting Profile: Medium bodied, lively, and elegant. A touch of minerality lingers in the finish, with ... more
in mixed case $9.89
Ruffino Il Ducale 2015
Ruffino introduced Il Ducale-an innovative blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot--in 2005 as an expression of Tuscany that marries the refinement of traditional Tuscan winemaking with a contemporary, fruit-driven style. The Sangiovese contributes elegance, acidity and finesse. The Merlot brings colour, structure and roundness, while the Syrah offers spicy, black ... more
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All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
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