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Santedame

Chianti Classico DOCG
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Color: Ruby red.

Aroma: Intense fruity aromas of violets typical of the Sangiovese grapes are matched with notes of ripe plums and red and black berry fruits. Evolved aging aromas provide tertiary notes of black pepper and tobacco.

Tasting profile: This medium-bodied wine delivers both structure and balance with flavors of plums, blackberry, and currant enhanced by rich velvety tannins. It has an elegant, lingering finish of red berry fruits and balsamic notes.

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Pair Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG with traditional dishes such as roasted chicken with rosemary and portobello mushroom ravioli. It also makes a wonderful accompaniment to international dishes such as tandoori chicken and pork buns.

We use only the finest grapes to produce Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG. The yield of our Santedame vineyard is only two tons per acre, naturally low due to the climate conditions and poor soils. After fermentation, we give the wine another week of contact with the grape skins to extract additional color and flavors, and follow that with malolactic fermentation for additional richness and silky texture. We then age Santedame in oak and stainless steel for eight months.

Santedame Chianti Classico DOCG is an elegant, classically styled Chianti Classico from Ruffino's Santedame Estate. This estate is nestled in the fabled Golden Basin, or Conca d'Oro, where yields are naturally low, and flavors are rich and concentrated. Santedame is an authentic, smooth, and very pleasing estate wine produced in small quantities without compromise—a true expression of the terroir. The Santedame estate is perched amidst Tuscany's splendid rolling hills in the Castellina subregion. One of the estate's unique treasures is the small 15th century Cappella di Santedame (Chapel of the Madonna) which features a magnificent fresco of the Madonna, the inspiration for Santedame's elegant label. The estate is also surrounded by one of Europe's few protected cypress forests.

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Santedame

Santedame Estate

Santedame is situated in Chianti's Golden Basin, or Conca d'Oro in Italian. This small region is renowned for low yields of grapes that create concentrated wines with exceptional minerality and finesse. This estate was named for the Capella di Santedame - a chapel that dates to the 15th century and is the only remaining vestige of a Benedictine monastery that once stood on the site.

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Our Estates

The secret to producing the best Tuscan wines means access to the best vineyards. With this philosophy in mind, Ruffino has a collection of estates in Tuscany‘s most important wine appellations.

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Our Story

Today, more than 140 years after its founding, Ruffino continues to express the history and heritage of Italy with every bottle of wine.

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Winemaking Philosophy

Winemaking Philosophy

Ruffino wines reveal themselves without coaxing or manipulation. This is the essence of our traditional approach to making wine.

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