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2008 Ruffino Riserva Ducale, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Simple, soft, easy Chianti for everyday drinking. Moderate length. Tasted in: Hong Kong, China. Maturity: Drink. (29-Nov-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $24   From: $20   To: $30

Search Rank 213 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 213th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 268th

Score: 85.
The Wine-Searcher score of 85/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
86/100 (37 notes from 37 users )  
85/100  
83/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver
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Price History for 2008 Ruffino Riserva Ducale, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy
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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Chianti Classico wine region

    Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions (Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is almost certainly the most famous example. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and winemaking traditions. The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

    Bottles of Chianti Classico wine are marked by the DOCG's black cockerel logo. While this symbol has a clear practical application ( ... more

  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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