Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Red Wine is a complex and deep red wine blend containing sangiovese, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon red grape varieties. This red blend wine is characterized by cherry and red berry fruit notes with delicately spiced hints of tobacco, leather, cedar, white pepper, and a touch of flint. Featuring velvety tannins, firm acidity, and a lingering finish of rosemary, this chianti wine is well balanced on the palate. Each bottle of this Ruffino wine is made with a careful selection of the best grapes from the traditional Chianti Classico production region. Secondary malolactic fermentation enhances this wine's velvety texture. Riserva Ducale then ages for 24 months in oak, stainless steel, and concrete vats and spends an additional three months in bottle before release. Pair a glass of this Italian red wine with favorites like prosciutto, mushroom risotto, or chicken cacciatore. For optimal enjoyment of this delicious red blend, store at room temperature, but chill these small bottles of wine – equal to half a standard 750 mL bottle – for about 30 to 60 minutes before serving at 60 degrees. Please enjoy our wines responsibly.