Twenty years after the first release of Riserva Ducale in 1927, Ruffino produced its first Riserva Ducale Oro to commemorate an exceptional vintage year. That tradition continues today. Riserva Ducale Oro is the truest expression of a distinct terroir, 100% sourced from Ruffino's acclaimed Gretole and Santedame Estates in the renowned Castellina subregion of Chianti Classico. This wine is produced only in outstanding vintages.
Ruby red with garnet hues. There is great complexity in the overall bouquet, with expressions of the authentic Sangiovese and Chianti Classico aromas. Powerful aromas of cherry, plum, and violet open the bouquet, then soften into notes of eucalyptus and chocolate, with spicy hints of black pepper. Full-bodied, with very powerful fruity notes. Elegant tannins are perfectly balanced by good acidity. The finish is particularly long, characterized by pleasant sensations of sweet tobacco and powerful notes of plums and balsamic herbs.
Riserva Ducale Oro pairs exquisitely with traditional Italian dishes such as pasta Bolognese, wild boar ragù, and eggplant Parmesan. It's also wonderful with classic American dishes such as grilled ribeye and roasted vegetables. (from the vintner)
CountryItalyRegion/StateTuscanySub-RegionChiantiTypeRedVarietalSangiovese, MerlotVintage2014Alcohol14%GrapeSangiovese 85%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%