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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2006 Wine Review

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2006

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2006

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Chianti lovers know this wine ... very well. The 2006 vintage was a challenging one, yet the mastery of the winemaking shows in the glass of this Sangiovese-based wine. Aromas of back cherry, earth, dust and smoke. Vibrant with lively acidity and a long blackberry finish. This big Italian red wine needs serious cellar time. Decant 1-2 hours. Perfect for juicy meat dishes or homemade meatballs and pasta.

Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew.

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This Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2006 was reviewed on June 17, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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This Chianti Classico from Tuscany is a well-known. Ruffino Ducale Oro Reserva Gran Selezione is made from 100% Sangiovese. Lovely ripe, red berries, cherries, dusty rose and herbs. Drink now and for the next three years. Pair with your pasta or pizza marinara. - Community Wine Reviews

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