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The Tenimenti Ruffino SRL group consists of a number of wineries, wineries and a trading house. The head office is 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 business was acquired by Italo and Francesco Folonari. As a result, the property increased enormously and now comprises around 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 Santedame. The total area with further possessions amounts to 1,500 hectares, of which 600 hectares are under vines. Today the company is run by Luigi and Adolfo Folonari.

The property was divided in 2000. The former Nozzole estate near Greve is now owned by Ambrogio Folinari. Ruffino SRL owns 40% of the US group Constellation Brands, The house’s premium wines include different versions of the Chianti Classico from the goods Montemasso, Gretole and Santedame. The famous “Ducale” is blended from 90% Sangiovese, 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 a large number of 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 Greppone Mazzi estate in Montalcino covers 157 hectares, including 10 hectares of vineyards. Here 100% Sangiovese becomes DOCG Brunello di Montalcino produced. The Riserva is aged for 40 months in the barrel and another eight months in the bottle. The Lodola Nuova estate is located near the small community of Valiano south of Siena and covers 159 hectares, of which 87 hectares are vineyards. Here is the DOCG Vino Nobile di Montepulciano generated. It is mainly blended from Sangiovese with a small amount of Merlot and matures 24 months, in Riserva 30 months in the barrel. 320,000 bottles of this are produced annually. The total production of the house is around 16 million bottles of wine annually. It will also grappa and produced olive oil.

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