Tenute Ruffino



via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, 50012
Bagno a Ripoli (Fi)
Telephone +39 0556499712

VARIETAL: Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and some minor varietals
OLIVE GROVES: located on the Santedame Estate in the Commune of Castellina in Chianti, near Siena
TERRITORY: Hilly land with soil poor in clay and sand, rich in skeleton.
Altitude: 310/455 meters above sea level
HARVEST: stripped by hand and combs
STORAGE TIME: 24 hours maximum
EXTRACTION: the continuous cycle mill is located on the Santedame Estate
FILTRATION: light, within 12 hours of extraction
BOTTLING: semi-automatic in nitrogen
SENSORY PROPERTIES: Colour: yellow-green.
Fruitiness: intense, dark olive with over-riding notes of artichoke and cardoon.
Tasting profile: moderately spicy bolstered by a slight astringent taste of cardoon but with a note of fresh almond.

Founded in 1877, the house of Ruffino concentrates its production of fine wines and extra virgin olive oil in its 7 Tuscan estates, which are all situated in the major DOCG production areas such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Ruffino estates extend on 1500 hectares of land with 600 hectares of vineyards and 90 hectares of olive trees.
The Ruffino estates embody Tuscany’s viticultural heritage, the strength of its territory and Ruffino’s passion for research and innovation. Here Ruffino continues the pursuit for quality through investments not only in the vineyards and in the cellars, but also in experiments in fine olive oil production and in its olive mill, which is situated on the Santedame Estate.
The Santedame Estate can be found close to Castellina in Chianti, in the area west for the village which is known as the “Conca d’Oro” (the golden basin) for its particular soil composition and microclimate, which is perfect for the production of wine and oil.
The Santedame Estate holds many treasures, both cultural and viticultural, and the products which bear the Santedame label tell their tail.On this estate the olive cultivation reaches a special, refined quality for the production of the Laudemio di Santedame which is processed in Ruffino’s olive mill, located at “Pianamici” within the Santedame Estate.