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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Gold Label 750ML Bottle
  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Gold Label 750ML Bottle
  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Gold Label 750ML Label

Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Gold Label 2016 750ML

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    Points to Purchase:680
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    Brand: Ruffino

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    VINEYARDS:

    • Grape sourcing: Selected from Ruffino’s Gretole and Santedame estates, located in the heart of Castellina in Chianti
    • Soils: Hilly land with poor, rocky, galestro soils of mixed clay and sand
    • Microclimate: Characterized by hot, dry summers with high diurnal temperature swings, which allow for optimal grape maturation
    • Altitude: 820–1,300 feet above sea level
    • Sun exposure: Predominantly south, southwest, and southeast
    • Growing system: Cordon-trained
    • Age of vineyards: 15–25 years
    • Vine density: 10,000 per acre
    • Vine yield: 12 tons per acre

    VINIFICATION AND AGING:

    • Harvest: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is produced with grapes meticulously selected during harvest. The 2016 vintage saw good ripening and a consistent picking season
    • Fermentation: Aided by racking and délestage, fermentation took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats for 21 days. Post-fermentation maceration on the skins continued for an additional 10 days. The wine was transferred to concrete vats for malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: A total of 36 months before bottling: the first 12 months in concrete vats, followed by 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels, and finally 12 months in barriques four or more years old. The wine ages in bottles a minimum of three months
    • Alcohol content: 14.5% by volume

    SENSORY PROPERTIES:

    • Color: Ruby red with garnet hues
    • Aroma: Intense notes of cherry, plum, and violet stand out, unfurling a more complex bouquet with hints of eucalyptus, chocolate, and black pepper
    • Tasting profile: A wine of impressive structure with elegant tannins perfectly supported by a good acidity. The persistent finish is characterized by notes of pleasantly sweet tobacco and hints of plum and balsamic. Riserva Ducale Oro will age gracefully for decades