2016 Ruffino Chianti

I enjoy Chiantis, they are perfect for things like red sauce based pastas, and I use them both to marinate as well as to serve with the rabbit stew I make. Dark in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice soft red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins and dryness. For the money this is a lovely wine. I would give it an 88 or so. It’s in the general list so readily available at the LCBO.

From the LCBO web site:
Ruffino Chianti — LCBO#: 1743
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Purple/red colour; aromas and flavours of red berry and cherry fruit, spicy notes & a touch of pepper; dry, medium body, with balanced tannin on a gently firm finish.
$13.05 WAS $15.05 SAVE $2.00 Limited Time Offer Until December 31, 2017
Release Date:July 14, 2011
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Ruffino S.R.L. Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness

from the winery’s web site:

Ruffino Chianti DOCG is an approachable, easy-drinking wine that has predominantly fruity and floral aromatics, with hints of spice and hazelnut. On the palate, Chianti DOCG is soft with a medium body and nice balance, displaying pleasantly fruity characteristics.

Chianti DOCG occupies a special place in the heart– and history– of Ruffino. When Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino founded the winery in 1877, the first wine they produced was a Chianti. And it was the reputation of this wine that launched Ruffino’s early success. In fact, before World War I Ruffino was the only Chianti exported from Italy to the United States, making it an ambassador to wine lovers around the world. In keeping with tradition, Chianti DOCG features a distinct Florentine bottle reminiscent of the fiasco, the straw-dressed flask in which Chianti was originally bottled. Today, Ruffino Chianti DOCG serves as a benchmark for quality and consistency. For many wine lovers worldwide, Ruffino Chianti is Chianti.

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