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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label 2017 750ML

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Retail: $26.99
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    Points to Purchase:400
    Points Earned:20
    Bonus Points Earned:0
    Brand: Ruffino

    This Wine Is Rated:


    • Color: Intense ruby red

      Aroma: This complex 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.

      Tasting profile: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva is 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 two to five years, if not longer. - Winery

      80% Sangiovese
      20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

      VINEYARDS: Place of production: The vineyards used for the production of Riserva Ducale are located in the traditional Chianti Classico production region, primarily Ruffino’s Santedame and Gretole estates in the Castellina subregion

      Soil: The soil is typical of the Chianti Classico area, clayey with an abundant presence of “Galestro” rock

      Microclimate: The microclimate varies from one area to another, which bestows richness and complexity to the wine

      Altitude: Variable from 951–1,476 feet (290–450 meters) above sea level

      Growing system: Guyot and Cordon trained

      Vine density: 1,214–2,025 vines per acre (3,000–5,000 vines per hectare)

      VINIFICATION AND AGING: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva began with a careful selection of the best grapes in the traditional Chianti Classico production region during harvest, which began in September and continued through October. Fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for 10 days, followed by another 10 days of maceration on the skins. The wine underwent secondary malolactic fermentation to enhance its velvety texture, then aged for 24 months in oak, stainless steel, and concrete vats. The Riserva Ducale spent an additional three months in bottle before release.

      Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.