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Ruffino Modus 2014 Wine Review

Ruffino Modus 2014

Ruffino Modus 2014

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2016-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

The 2014 vintage of this rich, full-bodied Italian red wine is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot grapes. The vines are planted primarily in the vineyards of Ruffino's estates of Poggio Casciano and Santedame, which is hilly clay rich in fossil fragments. The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for 2 weeks to add richness and depth. It's then aged for 12 months in first, second and third use American and French 225 litre oak barrels. This Super Tuscan is worthy of your attention, from its ruby-violet gem glints in the glass to its finish as long as a Tuscan country road. It delivers an intense bouquet of black cherry, plum, graphite, dried tobacco leaves and dark spice. This robust red wine has remarkably polished tannins that yield to a supple, smooth texture. Incredible concentration and flavour at such a reasonable level of alcohol. Pair with truffle-inflected dishes and grilled meats.

Food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, autumn hodge-podge.

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This Ruffino Modus 2014 was reviewed on September 13, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rick Haier rated this wine as 93/100
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2014 vintage showing nicely. A juicy super Tuscan made with hand harvested grapes (25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauv, 50% Sangiovese) and each varietal was vinified separately in stainless, then blended and aged for 12 months in French and American oak casks and bottle aged for 6 months before release. 14.5% ABV. Rich, silky smooth, concentrated, well integrated components. Prominent notes of cherry, plum, blackberry, sage, spice and a hint of earthy leather. Ruffino has built another well balanced vintage of this beautiful Super Tuscan. Pairs well with robust bold dishes such as braised Osso Buco, charred BBQ steaks. Enjoy 2017-2025. Tasted 2014 in Dec 2017. 92 points. #BespokeTastings
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lovely Sangiovese blend with aromatic red cherry, dried sage, and baking spice notes. The palate dry with high mouthwatering acidity and lingering earthy and tart cherry notes. It's smooth with clean notes, balanced acidity and juicy flavours. A great dinner party (hostess) wine. A versatile pairing as well. Enjoy this medium-bodied red tomato-based dishes, stews and braises. Tasted Dec 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca

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