Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico 2019

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The Ruffino winery has been making Chianti Classico since 1927. The name refers to the Duke of Aosta’s liking for Ruffino wines and particularly those kept in reserve for his court. As a result, and due to later changes to Chianti definitions, this is one of the only Italian wines with the word Reserva in the name twice.

A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in large oak barrels for two years and is characterized by notes of cherry, plum, spice, and leather on the nose. It is dry, medium to full bodied, with flavours of tart cherry and plum, with hints of cedar.