Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2006 Romitorio di Santedame, 60% Colorino, 40% Merlot, flows from the glass with layers of mineral-infused dark fruit, earthiness and new leather. Though a touch inward today, this powerful red seems to have plenty of potential for the future. The finish is long, clean and nicely articulated. This is by far the best of the new releases from Ruffino. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. (Oct 2010)
Almost 20 years have passed since the first vintage of Romitorio di Santedame - 20 years since Ruffino started its experiments with the extraordinary Colorino on the Santedame Estate. Ruffino was the first Tuscan company to dedicate time and effort to this red grape variety.
Romitorio di Santedame is a truly unique wine. It is a symbol of the importance which Ruffino attributes to rediscovery and development of the indiginous Tuscan varieties. Both the bouquet and the tasting profile of this wine convey the splendid nature of its home country: It is volumptious, yet soothing, rustic, yet refined. A wine with character. A unique wine.
|With its long history , Ruffino is a living symbol of the quality progress which the entire Italian wine sector has undertaken through the twentieth century.
Ruffino’s production philosophy is based on two leading concepts: The quality of its wines and the expression of the territories where these wines are produced - a winemaking art which Ruffino has refined throughout the decades.
With the desire to bring the best quality the Tuscan territory has to offer to wine lovers all over the world, Ruffino has contributed significantly to the creation of the fine image which Italian winemaking holds on the international wine scene today.
Chianti Ruffino, followed by Riserva Ducale, was one of the very first wines to cross the Italian border and introduce Italian wine to the world.
Present in over 85 countries covering 5 continents, Ruffino is an international leader of great wines ”Made in Italy!