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Ruffino

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 2000, the ownership is divided. The former Nozzole family estate near Greve is now owned by Ambrogio Folinari. Ruffino SRL owns 40% of the US group Constellation Brands, Among the premium wines of the house are mainly different variants of the Chianti Classico from the estates 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 property Lodola Nuova is located near the small community of 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 amount of Merlot and aged 24, and at Riserva 30 months in cask. This produces 320,000 bottles per year. The total production of the house amounts annually to approximately 16 million bottles of wine. It will also grappa and produces olive oil.

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