Founded more than 140 years ago, Ruffino is an Italian winery that has been offering Italian heritage in every bottle of fine wine it has produced ever since. With red, white, rosé, sparkling, and organic wines available, this emblematic brand is one of the leaders in Italy, in the Chianti region in particular.
In 1877, cousins and Tuscan natives Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino established their small winery near Florence. The brand became famous for the balance and cleanliness of its wines.
Ruffino continued to grow, beginning to export its wines to the US in the early 1900s. In fact, the first Chianti to be imported into the US was from Ruffino. Now a leader in the Chianti region, Ruffino is an ambassador for Tuscan wines worldwide.
Over the years Ruffino has purchased additional vineyards and now owns vineyards in the three most famous winemaking regions in Italy: Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Ruffino’s estates in Tuscany and Veneto allow the company to offer a large array of fine Italian wines. With such a large and varied product range, it is best to go through the wines offered by type.
The pedigree red wines that make up the Chianti Classico collection all contain a minimum of 80% Sangiovese grapes. These fine wines include Romitorio di Santedame, Riserva Ducale Oro, Riserva Ducale, Santedame, and Aziano.
Chianti Ruffino is the perfect wine for any time or place. It is available in Chianti Organic, Chianti DOCG, Fiasco, Il Leo, and Chianti Riserva DOCG expressions.
The IGT Toscana wines from Ruffino offer a place for creativity to shine and new styles to be achieved. This collection includes Modus, Alauda, Il Ducale Red Blend, and Torgaio.
Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi is a 100% Sangiovese wine that is rich, powerful, and elegant.
Lodala Nuova is a smooth and seductive expression of noble Sangiovese from Montepulciano.
A delightful array of white wines is available such as Pinot Grigio Organic, Libaio Chardonnay, La Solatia Pinot Grigio, Galestro, Chiarore, Orvieto Classico, and Lumina Pinot Grigio.
In sparkling wines, these gems from the Veneto estates offer refreshment and joy with every glass: Prosecco DOC, Sparkling Rosé, Prosecco Superiore, Prosecco Organic, and Moscato D’Asti.
Three rosé wines are available with their beautiful fruity aromas: Sparkling Rosé, Rosatello, and Rosatello Prima Cuvée.
Finally, Ruffino offers Santedame extra-virgin olive oil, Serelle Vin Santo, and Grappa Invecchiata Riserva Ducale Oro, a wood-aged grappa.
Other Relevant Information
The “Ruffino Cares” brand is invested in the company’s interest in environmental sustainability, responsible drinking, and giving back. For this reason, they have a collection of certified organic wines: Fumaròn, Chianti Organic, Pinot Grigio Organic, and Prosecco Organic.