Ruffino Modus 2017 Wine Review
Tuscany I.G.T., Italy
Community Reviews: 5
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
A full-bodied and muscular Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet red wine blend from the Tuscany wine region. Wine grapes are vinified and aged separately in small French and American oak casks for up to one year prior to blending and bottling. Silky with structured tannins, look for concentrated black cherry, plum, savoury herb, a flinty, spicy flavours finishing vibrant and supple on the palate.
Food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, autumn hodge-podge.
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This Ruffino Modus 2017 was reviewed on December 15, 2020 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
A blend of 37% Sangiovese, 32% Merlot, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ruffino's Poggio Casciano Estate, near the renowned Tuscan city of Florence. 2017 Modus shows juicy layers of dark fruits, plum, blackcurrant, mocha, sweet spices, cigar box, and leather. Inky with fine tannins, this bold and balanced Tuscan wine is ideally suited for enjoying now and over the next decade with braised dishes like rich Osso Buco or marinated and grilled hanger steak with bagna cauda pan sauce (the Northern Italian sauce of anchovies and garlic melted into butter and olive oil). A value-priced Super Tuscan I recommend buying by the case and enjoying 2020-2030. Tasted August 2020. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of dried and ripe cherry, plum, and blackberry, with warm, spicy notes and a hint of leather. Full bodied, with some grippy tannins, medium acidity, ripe and dried fruit notes and some herbaceous notes on the palate, and a medium-long finish. Enjoy with charcuterie.
|Ruffino Modus 2017 is a robust red wine blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot grapes sourced from the Tuscany wine region. The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for 2 weeks to add richness and depth. Love the layers of ripe black cherry, herbs, dried tobacco leaf, spice and vanilla flavours lush and full finishing smoky. Pair with grilled meats. - Community Wine Reviews|
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