In many markets this Riserva has in fact transcended its category and become known simply as “Riserva Ducale.” The first Riserva Ducale was made in 1926. Ingredients: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon….Nutritional information:
Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – “”This complex and deep red 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. It’s well balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins. “”
Is Ruffino Chianti Classico a good wine?
All Ruffino produces is delicious, but the Chianti Classico Riserva is a definite stand-out – plus, it isn’t that expensive either! You could take this to a fancy dinner party — it really is that good!
What is Chianti Classico Riserva?
Riserva is a step up from regular Chianti Classico. Riserva dictates that the wine be aged in oak for 2 years, and then an additional 3 months in bottle before being distributed. This extra year in oak allows the wine to develop more complex flavors, and add more tertiary flavors from the aging process.
How can you tell a good Chianti?
Chianti Classico, which is the international symbol of fine Italian wine, boasts a very respectable pedigree….
Look for “Gallo Nero”: the black rooster. The logo distinguishing this wine must be on the neck band or back label.