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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ruffino

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

ChiantiTuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) 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

Winemaker's Notes

The Chianti Classico Riserva "Riserva Ducale" stems from an accurate selection of the best grapes during harvest. Picking started in September and lasted until the beginning of October. The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats at an average temperature of 27°C for approximately 10 days. The maceration on the skins continued for another 10 days. After completing the malo-lactic fermentation Riserva Ducale was aged read more...The Chianti Classico Riserva "Riserva Ducale" stems from an accurate selection of the best grapes during harvest. Picking started in September and lasted until the beginning of October. The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats at an average temperature of 27°C for approximately 10 days. The maceration on the skins continued for another 10 days. After completing the malo-lactic fermentation Riserva Ducale was aged for 24 months, part in 40/80 hl. oak barrels and part in stainless-steel and concrete vats. Then Riserva Ducale spends other 3 months in bottle. (hide)

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    very musty wet cork smell & taste... wonder if it was stored improperly. need to taste another bottle before rating

    almost 4 years
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    יין כבד, טוב לבשר

    almost 4 years
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    smooth 90

    about 4 years
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