80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Ruffino is a large wine company based in Tuscany, producing wines from several regions in Central and Northern Italy. The company was founded in 1877 when cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino established a small winery in Pontassieve near Florence. By the 1880s the company was regularly winning international awards and, in 1890, it became an official supplier to the Italian royal family.
Ruffino purchased its first estate after World War II, and became the first to own estates in Chianti Classico, Montepulciano and Montalcino. The Gretole estate is almost entirely devoted to the flagship Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro, while the Greppone Mazzi estate in Montalcino provides the company’s Brunello.
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. Its structure will allow it to age for many years.