Intense ruby red; bouquet of ripe cherries and cassis, followed by balsamic touch and spicy notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla. Full, soft and harmonious on the palate with blackberry and chocolate notes. The tannins are velvety, the finish persistent with hints of spice. Next Step from the mode, which was first launched by Ruffino in 1997.
Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested separately at their respective best ripeness. Temperature-controlled alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. Subsequent aging for 18 months in French oak barriques (first occupancy).
Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino, inspired by their love for this land and the reputation of the fine wines that grow on the hills of Chianti, founded Casa Ruffino in 1877. In 1913 Italo and Francesco Folonari took over the Ruffino estate and enriched it with new vitality and activity, without forgetting the traditional philosophy of the house.
In 1927 the first Chianti Riserva Ducale was produced, in recognition and memory of the Duke of Aosta, the first and most important admirer of Ruffino wines. To this day, this wine is still one of the most famous wines from Tuscany in the world. In addition to the various Chiantis, Ruffino has other wines on offer, such as the Supertuscan "Modus", launched in 1997.