Ruffino Il Ducale 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: December 5, 2017
- Last modified: December 5, 2017
Smoked meats, singed cassis and a flush of mint open this blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah from Ruffino’s La Solatia estate, one known for its galestro soils, and with vineyards at approximately 250 to 350 metres in altitude. A 10-day ferment, followed by another week on the skins preceded MLF and 1 year in oak (mix of new and old). A modern, polished and medium-bodied blend, slick on the palate with cherry jam, more minty eucalyptus, roasted meats, grilled onions and black pepper. If you’re doing fire-roasted beef and want a wine to match, here you go.