Ruffino Modus 09

First produced in 1997, Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT Italian Red Wine weaves together vibrant fruit flavors from sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot wine varietals with finesse, each varietal adding its own distinct characteristics. Italian sangiovese lends texture, merlot works in smoothness, and cabernet gives structure. The bouquet of this red wine blend is intense and complex, with initial aromas of mature black fruits, such as cherries, plums, and blackberries. These fruity aromas are joined by floral notes, and hints of spiced cinnamon and cloves. Full-bodied with a modern style, this red berry wine is rich with silky tannins and flavors of ripe blackberry fruit that lead to a long finish. Containing only the best grapes from the Poggio Casciano estate, this Ruffino wine reveals itself without coaxing or manipulation. Each varietal in this Italian wine is picked at optimum ripeness and vinified separately before being blended and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair a glass of wine with duck and pancetta, beef-stuffed manicotti, and aged cheeses. Store this bottle of wine at room temperature, but refrigerate it for about 30 to 60 minutes before enjoying this full-bodied red blend wine. Please enjoy our wines responsibly. © 2020 Ruffino Import Company, Rutherford, CA