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Ruffino has a great history. A wine that has always been at once pioneer and consistent with its past, a bridge between the past years and those to come”.

Sandro Sartor, Ruffino’s managing director, officially presents the new wine of one of the historic signatures of Tuscan and Italian oenology, that this year celebrates its 140 year anniversary.

“This is an important event – Sartor continues – and we’ve created something to celebrate the birthday, and this link between past and future. We give a sneak preview of our new wine.”

The 2014 Ruffino Chianti Riserva wine, aged in wood barrels, and presented in a classic, old-fashioned bottle. This is a reminder of the old times, when it used to be called “Chianti Vecchio”.

“And today – Sartor concludes – it seals this precious moment, that we live and celebrate together.”

The chief oenologist Gabriele Tacconi, who has been in the company for twenty years, explains the characteristics of the latest addiction to the Ruffino wine range.

“During all these years I’ve always compared my work with that of the oenologists of the past. My team and I have accepted the challenge to create a new wine. A celebrative, strong and important wine, which up until now didn’t exist in our portfolio”.

And here is the Chianti Riserva Ruffino. “We’ve used Sangiovese, Merlot and a bit of Canaiolo grape – Tacconi explains – for a wine which lies somewhere between the Chianti Superiore and the Chianti Classico. It’s not as young as the first one, and it has not been aged for 3 years like the Classico. It’s a new concept, here we’ve gone down a different road with great passion and dedication.”

Happy 140th Birthday to Rufino, and many happy returns!

Matteo Pucci