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Ruffino Modus 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
JS
93
WS
92
Additional vintages
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
The sweet berries and hints of fresh herbs, such as sage, are very attractive and follow through to a full body with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. The new wood is coming through at the moment, but it will dissipate and come together nicely with bottle age. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese. ... More details
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Ruffino Modus 2018 750ml

SKU 877854
Sale
$29.20
$27.16
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
JS
93
WS
92
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
The sweet berries and hints of fresh herbs, such as sage, are very attractive and follow through to a full body with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. The new wood is coming through at the moment, but it will dissipate and come together nicely with bottle age. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
A ripe, opulent style, this red is saturated with black cherry, plum, cedar and spice flavors, yet remains fluid and lithe on the palate. Quickly gives way to tannins with the feel of bitter chocolate, with the fruit and floral notes enduring. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2024 through 2038. 17,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported.
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Color: Ruby red with violet hues Aroma: Intense and intriguing on the nose. Notes of ripe cherries, plums, and blackberries typical of Sangiovese fade into hints of sweet tobacco, mint, and spices imparted by the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Tasting profile: Full bodied with a modern style, this wine is rich with silky tannins and a long finish of vanilla and red berry. The mouthfeel is pleasant and fresh as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot weave together with finesse, each adding its own distinctive character. Pairing: Modus can be enjoyed on its own, or with a broad range of bold dishes such as steak, pastas with Bolognese sauce, and ossobuco
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - The sweet berries and hints of fresh herbs, such as sage, are very attractive and follow through to a full body with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. The new wood is coming through at the moment, but it will dissipate and come together nicely with bottle age. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese.
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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.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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