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Ruffino Chianti Superiore
Ruffino Chianti Superiore
DOCG

Style Light red Old World Country Italy Price $13
Vintage tasted 2007 Grapes Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Website www.ruffino.com

Overview Ruffino is one of the largest, and certainly the best known, of the big Chianti producers. You’ll find their bottles (which span every price point) at every mid-scale Italian restaurant in the country, and plenty of upper- end joints as well. Those labelled Chianti Superiore are subject to stricter aging requirements—a minimum of nine months, including three months in the bottle—than the base-level Chianti DOCG wines.

Nose The rich aromas include earth, vegetables, and mushrooms.

Mouth With this wine’s distinct taste of autumn leaves and dried tea leaves, it’s no wonder one blind taster exclaimed that he could have kept drinking it for a while.
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