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Our Wines

Chianti DOCG
Grape Varieties

A minimum of 70% Sangiovese plus other red varietals admitted by DOCG codes of production such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Acclaim

Best Buy 2011 Vintage – World Value Wine Challenge

Gold Medal 2011 Vintage – Sommelier Challenge

Best Buy & Top 100 Values of the Year 2008 Vintage – Wine & Spirits

Chianti DOCG

Chianti DOCG


Tasting Notes

Ruffino Chianti DOCG is an approachable, easy-drinking wine that has predominantly fruity and floral aromatics, with hints of spice and hazelnut. On the palate, Chianti DOCG is soft with a medium body and nice balance, displaying pleasantly fruity characteristics.

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The Story

Chianti DOCG occupies a special place in the heart-- and history-- of Ruffino. When Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino founded the winery in 1877, the first wine they produced was a Chianti. And it was the reputation of this wine that launched Ruffino's early success. In fact, before World War I Ruffino was the only Chianti exported from Italy to the United States, making it an ambassador to wine lovers around the world. In keeping with tradition, Chianti DOCG features a distinct Florentine bottle reminiscent of the fiasco, the straw-dressed flask in which Chianti was originally bottled. Today, Ruffino Chianti DOCG serves as a benchmark for quality and consistency. For many wine lovers worldwide, Ruffino Chianti is Chianti.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Pair this Chianti DOCG with a variety of traditional Italian dishes such as ravioli, margherita pizza, and beef carpaccio. It will be simply perfect. Its brightness and acidity also makes it a great companion for international favourites such as the classic hamburger.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes from the best-known regions of Chianti are used to make our Chianti DOCG. Fermentation is aided by racking and punch-downs in temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete vats. Our Chianti DOCG is then aged for four months in stainless steel and concrete vats.