Ruffino Il Ducale 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 21, 2017
- Last modified: November 21, 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 approximately 250-350 m altitude. A 10-day ferment, followed by another week on the skins preceded MLF and 1 year in oak (mix of new and old). This is 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 your'e doing fire-roasted beef and want something to match, here you go.