Ruffino Modus
93 Points James Suckling

Ruffino Modus
Wine Specs
appellation
Tuscany
bottle size
750 ml
region
Italy
wine spectator
90
93 Points James Suckling
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This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet was first produced in 1997. The three varieties are aged separately in small French and American oak casks for approximately 12 months before blending and bottling. Silky and structured with layered and complex ripe fruit, this will be ideal for grilled meats.

Wine Profile

other notes

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Fair in 1895, affirming the quality of its wine.

In 1913, the Folonari family purchased Ruffino and brought new talent, energy and enthusiasm into the company. They started on a nearly century-long pursuit to develop a collection of estates in Tuscany, all of which matched the standard of quality and uniqueness which was the trademark of Ruffino wine.

Over the last sixty years, Ruffino has established seven prominent estates in Tuscany, all situated within the major DOCG production regions including Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Today, Ruffino continues to meld century-long Tuscan traditions with new state-of-the-art cellar technology and modern winemaking for an ideal symbiosis with the energy of the contemporary Italian lifestyle.

 

ratings

This is dense and slightly rustic, with cherry, leather and eucalyptus flavors. Firm, concentrated and chewy on the lingering finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2024. 12,500 cases made.

90 Points Wine Spectator

tasting notes

Firm and silky red with blueberry, walnut and black tea undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend. Drink in 2018.

93 Points James Suckling

winemaker notes
Ruby red color. Intense and intriguing on the nose, initial aromas of mature red and black fruits, such as cherries, plums, and small black berries, typical of Sangiovese, are complemented by hints of spices, sweet tobacco, and refined balsamic notes. On the palate; Full bodied with a modern Super Tuscan style, this wine is rich with silky tannins and flavors of mature blackberry fruit and cocoa. Vibrant fresh fruit flavors from the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot weave together with finesse, each adding its own distinctive character.

Modus can be enjoyed on its own, or with a broad range of bold dishes such as steak, pastas with Bolognese sauce, or ossobuco.