Pasion for wine and spending good time with my friends was the first step to create wine lifestyle web page.
I want to share with you my experience with every Wine I will Taste Daily or in my Holidays.
During this difficult period we will Travel Online until good times will come back.
Today we will travel in Ruffino.
As one of the largest wineries in Tuscany, with 3000 acres and 7 estates, Ruffino is recognized worldwide. Throughout the years, awards have been bestowed. The collection began when its Chianti won a gold medal in Bordeaux in 1890 and again in the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago where it received a gold medal. Ruffino Chianti was one of the first wineries to wrap the bottle in straw, fiasco, used as a packing agent and was the first Chianti to be imported to the United States. In 1984, when Chianti became recognized as a DOCG wine.
It was a joy to taste Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015 which is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from selected growers in vineyards found in the provinces of Siena and Florence. The microclimates in these areas offer a range of rich aromatics that were intense. Noted on both nose and palate were fruit and floral notes of cherries, berries, plums, violet petals, baking spice, and tobacco leaves. Well integrated tannins and bright acidity framed this balanced wine that will be delightful with beef ragu, pasta dishes or grilled steak.