Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2014
In 1877 when cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino embraced their passion for winemaking by establishing a small winery in the town of Pontassieve near Florence, the region already had a centuries-old tradition of growing exceptional wine grapes. Even so, the two Tuscan natives felt certain that much of the area’s greatness had yet to be revealed. Tuscany had been heaped with good fortune--mineral-laden soils, the cooling influence of the Mediterranean Sea, the dry summers that wine grapes favor. And all of those luscious, sun-drenched hills. This Ruffino classic is a Chianti Classico Riserva and it has been made since the early 1900's in the traditional manner; by aging for two years in large oak barrels, followed by time in bottle before release. It is a smooth, delicious, dependable Chianti Classico Riserva.