The Tenimenti Ruffino SRL group consists of a number of wineries, wineries and a trading house. The headquarters is located in the city of Pontassieve east of Florence in the Tuscany
, The company was founded in 1877 by Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino. In 1913 the company was acquired by Italo and Francesco Folonari. As a result, the ownership increased enormously and today includes about 15 wineries. These are for example Borgo Conventi in Friuli, as well as the Tuscan goods Greppone Mazzi, Gretole, La Solatia, Lodola Nuova, Montemasso, Poggio Casciano and Sant'Edame. The total area with further possessions yields 1,500 hectares, of which 600 hectares are under vines. Today the company is managed by Luigi and Adolfo Folonari.
In the year 2000 a division of the property takes place. The former Nozzole
family estate near Greve is now owned by Ambrogio Folinari. Ruffino SRL owns 40% of the US corporation Constellation Brands
, Among the premium wines of the house are mainly different variants of the Chianti Classico
from the estates of Montemasso, Gretole and Santedame. The famous "Ducale" is blended from 90% Sangiovese, as well as 10% Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The "Riserva Ducale Tradizionale" has been produced for over 100 years, the "Riserva Ducale Oro" produced since 1946 comes from the best locations. Other wines are "Chianti Classico Santedame" and "Chianti Ruffino".
The product range of the house includes many wines. These are, for example, the IGT wines "Anteprima" (Sangiovese, Gamay), "Casalta" (Pinot Grigio), "Libaio" (Chardonnay), "Nero del Tondo" (Pinot Nero), "Romitorio di Santedame" (Prugnolo Gentile , Colorino) and "Torgaio" (Sangiovese). Furthermore, the DOC wines Collio Goriziano
. Friuli Isonzo
. Orvieto Classico
. Rosso di Montepulciano
, as well as the DOCG wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano
generated. The estate Greppone Mazzi
in Montalcino covers 157 hectares, of which 10 hectares of vineyards. Here is 100% Sangiovese DOCG Brunello di Montalcino
produced. The Riserva ripens for 40 months in the barrel and another eight months in the bottle. The estate Lodola Nuova
is located near the small community Valiano south of Siena and covers 159 hectares, of which 87 hectares of vineyards. Here is the DOCG Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
generated. It is mainly blended from Sangiovese with a small percentage of Merlot and matures 24, at Riserva 30 months in barrel. From this 320,000 bottles are produced annually. The total production of the house amounts annually to approximately 16 million bottles of wine. It will also grappa
and olive oil produced.