All wines reflect the land from which they come. The greatest wines are usually estate wines, born from grapes grown on a special plot of land and vinified right on the property under the watchful eyes of the owners themselves.
The wines of Ruffino are no exception. At Ruffino today, wine is produced at a number of individual estates, all owned by members of the Folonari family. These are known as The Tuscan Estates of Ruffino, or Tenementi Ruffino.
Together, The Tuscan Estates of Ruffino cover almost 5,000 acres, making Ruffino one of the most important land owners in Tuscany. Some 1,500 acres are available for vineyards, as the landscape is made up of hills, valleys and dense Mediterranean woods.
These estates - thought of as Ruffino's "crown jewels" - represent the winery's commitment to controlling wine quality all the way from the grape to the bottle.
Situated in the heart of Italy, the Tuscany region lends itself to producing superb wines. Its western shores are washed by the Mediterranean sea, which give it a far cooler temperature than Italy's sun-baked south. Also, it is more temperate than Italy's northern regions, which extend to the chilly Alps. Five of Tuscany's wine zones, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Carmignano, San Gimignano, and the Chianti Classico area, rank among Italy's most important wine-producing areas.
Ruffino Chianti 2013
This medium-bodied, well-balanced wine is approachable and aromatic, with classic Chianti aromas of violet and wonderful cherry fruit flavors. It finishes with spicy hints of wild cherry and hazelnut. It retains these fresh and fruity flavors since it receives no wood aging. Pair this Chianti DOCG with a variety of ... more
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2011
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. ... more
Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2013
Chianti Superiore, ruby red in color, offers inviting wild-fruit characteristics and a balanced structure with soft tannins set off by bright acidity. It is medium bodied, with an approachable, ripe cherry palate that is dry and soft. This wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of fresh, seasonal and simply ... more
Ruffino Il Ducale 2012
Il Ducale opens with fruit-driven notes that unfold into round, elegant tannins. This wine is well balanced, with a finish of ripe fruits, and aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.
Il Ducale Toscana is the perfect accompaniment to herb-roasted chicken, sun-dried tomato risotto and beef carpaccio. It's also delightful with ... more
Ruffino Libaio 2013
Libaio is a truly special Tuscan Chardonnay. It benefits from the extraordinary quality potential of the Siena territory as well as the elegant and refined nature of Chardonnay. At the La Solatia Estate the microclimatic conditions are particularly suited for the production of white wines. Libaio is fermented and refined ... more
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2011
Lumina means "Illumination of the moon." The label's quartered-moon icon represents the ancient alchemist's symbol for this planet. It is an innovative addition to Ruffino's top quality white wine portfolio. more
1.5L SKU 29057
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2014
Lumina Pinot Grigio offers golden apple, honeyed pear, and citrus notes, along with a pleasant touch of minerality. Medium-bodied, lively and clean, this is a well-balanced wine with crisp acidity and a satisfying finish. more
Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2014
Orvieto's fruity and floral bouquet is reminiscent of green apples and meadow flowers. Its smooth, refreshing flavors balance beautifully with the wine's structure and acidity. Orvieto also offers a unique mineral character that comes from the chalky and white limestone soil called 'tufa.' This wine ends with a long, fragrant ... more
Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give the wine a pleasing finish. Enjoy Ruffino Prosecco on its own or mix it ... more
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