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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro, Gran Selezione Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
93 Points

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Vintage: 2012
BC: $48.99
Widely Available: $47.0 plus, across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -512517
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WineScores' Review

Outstanding, complete, woven.
Gran Selezione is the premium tier of Chianti Classico, the first of which were released in 2014 from the 2010 vintage.
Ruffino's Sangiovese dominant version is blended with Merlot and Colorino, harvested from their Gretole and Santedame Estates in the Castellina subregion of Chianti Classico. The wine was aged for roughly one year in traditional large and neutral oak casks (Slovenian oak of 925-2,985 gallons). After a year, the wine was transferred into small second-use barriques for another 12 months. The wine then spent an additional 3-4 months in bottle to allow it to settle before release.

It emits sweet cedar and violets, plump forest berry and cherry aromas, pipe tobacco, leather and fresh earth and shrubbery. It's elegant and woven fresh and balanced. A complete wine with flavours of charred orange peel and spice peeking through red fruit. The tannins have a classic chalky texture, the finish is lengthy.

Recommended Pairings
Wedding Wines, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, Italian Food, First Date

©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-10-08 16:38:33.0


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