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Ruffino Chianti 2015

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This was the first wine produced by the founders Ilario and Leopoldo, and is a wine that has written many pages in Italian wine history. Made exclusively of Sangiovese, it shows floral and fruity notes that lead towards spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnuts.

BRONZE (2015) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

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Vintage2015
Bottle/Unit SizeCase of 6 Bottles
Bottle Size75cl
Case Size6 Bottles

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When Chianti became a DOCG in 1984, it was a bottle of Ruffino Chianti that wore the first warranty strip bearing the number 00000001. Even though this might not have been an intentional gesture, it seems to render a secret tribute, giving Ruffino and its Chianti ‘first-born’ status in the appellation. This was the first wine produced by the founders Ilario and Leopoldo, and is a wine that has written many pages in Italian wine history. Made exclusively of Sangiovese, it shows floral and fruity notes that lead towards spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnuts.

Gabriele Tacconi is the winemaker responsible for producing Ruffino’s Chianti, a wine sold in 80 countries around the world. This was the first wine produced by founders and cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino in the 1870s; a wine that was winning Gold medals in France in the 1890s. When Chianti became a DOCG in 1984, it was a bottle of Ruffino Chianti that wore the first warranty strip, bearing the number 00000001.Alongside the production of their popular Chianti, Ruffino produce wine from a number of estates they own around Tuscany, each with its own agronomist and winemaker. Since 2008, the winemaking team has been joined by consultant winemaker Carlo Ferrini, the winner of World Winemaker of the Year in 2008, awarded by ‘Wine Enthusiast Magazine’. Much work has been done in both vineyard and winery in order to evolve each estate wine’s style to match the specific characteristics of the terroir and region.The Santedame Estate, which is situated at a very high altitude in the Chianti Classico region, provides the grapes for the excellent Chianti Classico Santedame. The vineyards here are located in a region called the Golden Basin and have a superb mesoclimate. The Lodola Nuova winery is one of the most modern in Tuscany, having been completely refurbished in 2004. Here the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made in a cellar constructed on three levels, allowing gravity to gently move the wine, eliminating the possibility of ‘wine shock’ caused by pumping.

Light and fresh red, a flexible choice to partner with a range of dishes from simple chicken to spicy lamb or beef.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Toscana
  • Producer: Ruffino
  • Primary grape: Sangiovese
  • Bottle size: 6 x 75cl
  • Abv: 12.5%

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BRONZE (2015) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

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This was the first wine produced by the founders Ilario and Leopoldo, and is a wine that has written many pages in Italian wine history. Made exclusively of Sangiovese, it shows floral and fruity notes that lead towards spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnuts.

BRONZE (2015) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

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