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Ruffino Romitorio Di Santedame Toscana Igt 2006

Ruffino - Tuscany - Italy

Professional Wine Reviews for Ruffino Romitorio Di Santedame Toscana Igt 2006

Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
A dense and tasty red, with prune, treacle tart and coffee aromas and flavors. Full and velvety. Colorino and Merlot. Best from 2010 through 2016.
Rated 90 by Stephen Tanzer
Fully saturated inky ruby color. Pungently floral aromas of black cherry, lavender, ink and incense. Then ripe, dense and chewy on the palate, with mouthfilling flavors of ripe black fruits, cedar and dark cocoa. Finishes impressively horizontal, with building tannins and a strong violet note. A big, textured wine that will... read more... Additional information »
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91 Wine Spectator
90 Stephen Tanzer
90 Robert Parker

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Winery: Ruffino

Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.

Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.