Il Ducale Igt
Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana IGP
An innovative blend of the traditional sangiovese with merlot and syrah. It pours a medium ruby red colour and shows bright aromas and flavours of berries - raspberry, cherry, plum and licorice with a minerally streak. The palate is dry, with soft balanced acidity and fine tannins. Great with herbed white meats.
Varietal Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, and small amounts of Alicante and Petit Verdot
Color Ruby red
Aroma The bouquet is very intense and pleasantly complex, with notes of cassis, cherry jam, plum, and vanilla. Syrah offers pleasant spicy notes, while the Sangiovese brings red and black fruit and herbs, and the Merlot adds its characteristic roundness.
Tasting profile A modern Tuscan wine born from Ruffino’s century-old winemaking tradition, our 2016 Il Ducale is a well-balanced, full-bodied, harmonious wine with a pleasant freshness. The first notes are bright and fruity with round, elegant tannins. The finish is long and satisfying with refined notes of ripe fruit, black pepper, and vanilla.
Vineyards The grapes for Il Ducale are sourced from the most prestigious winegrowing regions of Tuscany, including Ruffino’s estate vineyards.
|Grapes||60% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah, 20% Merlot|
|Winery||Il Ducale Igt|