Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva
Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva, a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in large oak barrels for two years. It offers up a dark fruit and minerally character on the nose. The palate has developed fruit flavours of cherry, roasted plum, floral notes and hints of dried herbs on the stylish balanced finish. The name refers to the Duke of Aosta's liking for the Ruffino wines and particularly those kept in reserve for his court. As a result, and due to later changes to Chianti definitions, this and its big brother (the Oro) are the only Italian wines with the word 'Riserva' in the name twice!