Ruffino Wines

In 1877 when cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino embraced their passion for winemaking by establishing a small winery in the town of Pontassieve near Florence, the region already had a centuries-old tradition of growing exceptional wine grapes.

Even so, the two Tuscan natives felt certain that much of the area's greatness had yet to be revealed. Tuscany had been heaped with good fortune--mineral-laden soils, the cooling influence of the Mediterranean Sea, the dry summers that wine grapes favor. And all those luscious, sun-drenched hills.

As word grew about the quality of Ruffino's wines, the winery flourished. The cousins honed their expertise, and soon Ruffino became known for clean, balanced wines, adopting the motto "here we make ideal wine."

Ruffino's status was firmly established both nationally and internationally when its Chianti won a Gold Medal at the 1881 Milan Wine Exhibition, a prize at the 1884 Nice Exhibition, and another Gold Medal at the 1885 Antwerp Exhibition.

Intrigued by the winery's reputation, in 1890, the Duke of Aosta braved a long journey to taste the Ruffino wines he had heard so much about. He was so impressed by the wines that he appointed Ruffino as the official supplier to the Italian royal family. In 1927, Ruffino returned some of the honor bestowed upon its wines by releasing its first vintage of Riserva Ducale--named after the Duke of Aosta as an acknowledgement of his esteemed patronage.

The reputation of Ruffino wines continued to spread, and Ruffino soon began to export its wines to the United States and other countries. In fact, the first Chianti imported to the U.S. was Ruffino.

After the Second World War, Ruffino purchased the first of its Tuscan estates, the Villa di Montemasso in the Chianti Classico region.. Ruffino continued to invest in new vineyards and became one of the first major wineries with vineyard estates in Italy's three most renowned wine-producing regions – Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Ruffino has established itself as a leader in Chianti, renowned for consistency and quality, and Ruffino Chianti has become a global ambassador of Tuscan wines around the world. Not surprisingly, when Chianti first became recognized as a DOCG wine in 1984, Ruffino Chianti DOCG was awarded the first warranty strip #AAA00000001.

Today, more than 135 years after its founding and over 85 years after the release of Riserva Ducale, Ruffino continues to express the history and heritage of Italy with every bottle of wine released.

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Ruffino 'Il Ducale' Toscana 2016
"Il Ducale shows notes of cassis, cherries, plums, and chocolate, which then fade into aromas of vanilla, tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus, and spice. The wine opens with fruit-driven notes that unfold into round, elegant tannins. This well-balanced wine fi nishes with ripe fruits and aromas of vanilla
Item Number: 31227
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Ruffino 'Aziano' Chianti Classico 2016
“Fruity and harmonious, this wine reveals velvety tannins and an elegant texture. A long finish with hints of plums and violet characterizes this wine.”~winery notes
Item Number: 30582
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Ruffino 'Superiore' Chianti Superiore 2016
"Chianti Superiore is a well-structured, medium-bodied wine with elegant tannins and a lingering finish. It has rich flavors of plums, cherries and blueberries as well as hints of black pepper and spice. "~ Winery notes
Item Number: 29851
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Ruffino Sparkling Rose
“Ruffino sparkling rose is fresh and fragrant with notes of strawberry and slight hints of rose petals. On the palate this wine has elegant bubbles and refreshing acidity, offering alluring flavors of delicate red berries and white fruits that linger through the finish.”~winery notes
Item Number: 29218
Bottle:$15.45
Case: $185.40
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Ruffino Prosecco 187ml
Please note this is a 187mL (plastic) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
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"Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubble caressing the palate. Intense sensations of apples and peaches drive a pleasant aftertaste, that is reminiscent of fruity and floral aromas." ~winery notes
Item Number: 28821
Bottle:$3.75
Case: $90.00
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Tan' Chianti Classico 2014
“The Riserva Ducale is an intense ruby red color. This complex wine is characterized by sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes with delicately spiced hints of tobacco, leather, cedar, white pepper and a touch of flint. Tasting profile: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva is well balanced on the
Item Number: 27401
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Ruffino Modus 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A juicy and fruity red with plenty of dried fruits and toasted oak. Vanilla. Full body and chewy tannins. Plenty of fruit. A big wine now. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2019."  Tasting Panel 91 "Clean, smooth, and juicy with notes of spice, plum, and ripe berries;
Item Number: 27366
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Ruffino 'Il Ducale' Pinot Grigio 2016
89  James Suckling 
James Suckling 89 “Plenty of dried apple, peach and mango character. Medium body, dense and easy.”  "Fresh and fragrant with bright notes of pineapple, white peach, and tropical fruits accompanied by delicate scents of white flowers and sage. The acidity is firm but balanced, working very well
Item Number: 27000
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Gold' Chianti Classico Reserva 2012
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93  James Suckling 
The Tasting Panel 95 "...Opulent, lush notes of black cherry with an herbal sidebar of eucalyptus and fennel. Spiced fig, balsamic, and dark chocolate wind around juicy plum on the finish."~MM  James Suckling 93 “A lovely and juicy Chanti Classico with berry, dried fruit, black truffle and
Item Number: 25462
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Ruffino 'Greppone Mazzi' Brunello Di Montalcino 2011
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Lovely floral scents of violet and iris mingle with dark fruit and a whiff of exotic spice. The elegant, structured palate offers fleshy black cherry, ripe raspberry, white pepper, anise and chopped mint alongside fine-grained tannins. A hint of mocha closes the finish. It's
Item Number: 25372
Bottle:$67.95
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Ruffino Prosecco 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
(2)
"Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubble caressing the palate. Intense sensations of apples and peaches drive a pleasant aftertaste, that is reminiscent of fruity and floral aromas."
Item Number: 14880
Bottle:$5.95
Case: $71.40
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Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2017
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“This wine's smooth, refreshing flavors balance beautifully with its structure and acidity. Orvieto also offers a unique mineral character that comes from the chalky limestone soil called tufa. The finish is long and fragrant, with hints of almond.”~winery notes
Item Number: 12305
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Ruffino Moscato D'Asti
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" The bouquet is very fragrant and displays aromas characteristic of the Moscato varietal. Hints of sage and citrus fruit give way to distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 11851
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Ruffino Prosecco NV
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"Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubble caressing the palate. Intense sensations of apples and peaches drive a pleasant aftertaste, that is reminiscent of fruity and floral aromas." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 9991
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 1.5L
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"Straw yellow in color with copper overtones. On the nose this wine exhibits intense floral notes followed by aromas of pears and green apples. Refined notes of minerality are balanced with hints of sage and freshly baked bread, making Lumina a medium-bodied wine with a lean and lasting finish."
Item Number: 8837
Bottle:$11.99
Case: $71.94
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Ruffino Chianti 375ml
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"Pale ruby red in color. Ruffino Chianti expresses a delicious bouquet, with floral and fruity notes leading to lightly spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnut. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, this is a fresh and food-friendly favorite." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 8534
Bottle:$5.45
Case: $130.80
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Ruffino Chianti 1.5L
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"Pale ruby red in color. Ruffino Chianti expresses a delicious bouquet, with floral and fruity notes leading to lightly spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnut. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, this is a fresh and food-friendly favorite." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 4722
Bottle:$9.99
Case: $59.94
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Ruffino Orvieto Classico 1.5L
(1)
"50% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 10% Verdello, 10% Canaiolo Bianc "Straw yellow in color, Ruffino Orvieto Classico Abboccato is fresh and fragrant, with delicate flowery notes of meadow flowers and clover, accompanied by fruity hints of green apples and greengage plums. Bright and balanced, this wine
Item Number: 4595
Bottle:$11.99
Case: $71.94
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Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 2017
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"Straw yellow color. Notes of meadow flowers, pears, and golden apple. The bouquet is fresh and complex, showing refined notes of sage andmint accompanied by an elegant minerality typical of Pinot Grigio. Medium bodied, lively, and elegant. A touch of minerality lingers in the finish, with notes of
Item Number: 2134
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Ruffino 'Il Ducale' Toscana 2015
"Il Ducale shows notes of cassis, cherries, plums, and chocolate, which then fade into aromas of vanilla, tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus, and spice. The wine opens with fruit-driven notes that unfold into round, elegant tannins. This well-balanced wine fi nishes with ripe fruits and aromas of vanilla

Ruffino 'Il Ducale' Toscana 2014
"Harmonic and well balanced with its important body supported by a pleasant freshness .The initial predominance of fruity notes slowly matches with round and elegant tannins. The aftertaste is long and satisfying with refined notes of ripe fruits together with aromas of pepper, vanilla and balsamic

Ruffino 'Aziano' Chianti Classico 2015
"This Chianti Classico bursts with ripe fruit flavors followed by notes of plum and Morello cherries. The tannins are well integrated, and the long finish reveals hints of rosemary and tobacco."~winery notes

Ruffino 'Superiore' Chianti Superiore 2015
" Chianti Superiore is a well-structured, medium-bodied wine with elegant tannins and a lingering finish. It has rich flavors of plums, cherries and blueberries as well as hints of black pepper and spice. "~ Winery notes

Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Tan' Chianti Classico 2013
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91  James Suckling 
Blue Lifestyle 92 "Pale ruby color; silky and juicy with tangy berry fruit and notes of earth and spice; bright and showing depth and finesse; stylish and balenced, lively and long."  James Suckling 91 “This is a fine, traditional Chianti Classico with plenty of subtle flavor. Medium body with

Ruffino Modus 2013
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “Firm and silky red with blueberry, walnut and black tea undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. Drink in 2018."  Wine Spectator 90 "This is dense and slightly rustic, with cherry, leather and