Processing Your Order...
   

 

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Ruffino Fonte al Sole 2008

Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    Ships Fri, Jul 28
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Currently Unavailable $8.97
    Try the
    11 99
    8 97
    Save $3.02 (25%)
    Add to Cart
    1
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Rate for better recommendations
    No Rating

    Winemaker Notes

    Ruby red in color, Fonte al Sole 2008 displays inviting aromatics, with concentrated fruity notes of black and red berries. The palate shows this wine's harmonious structure: the Sangiovese's typical fruitiness and acidity is balanced by the tannins and structure of the Cabernet, leading to a velvety finish.

    Fonte al Sole can often solve the food and wine pairing puzzle as it goes well with a wide variety of foods. Try it with roasted chicken, barbequed ribs, seared tuna steak, or pasta Bolognese.

    Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese.

    Critical Acclaim

    View More

    Ruffino

    View all wine
    Ruffino, , Italy
    Ruffino
    In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux... View More

    Sangiovese

    View all wine

    The perfect intersection of bright fruit and savory earthiness...

    View More

    The perfect intersection of bright fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is the backbone variety in Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Elsewhere throughout Italy, it can make inexpensive wines for daily consumption ranging from inoffensive to deliciously easy. On the French island of Corsica, under the name Nielluccio, it produces excellent bright and refreshing red and rosé wines with a personality of their own. Sangiovese has also enjoyed moderate popularity in California and Washington State over the last few decades.

    In the Glass

    Sangiovese is a medium-bodied red with savory flavors of tart cherry, plum, tomato, fresh tobacco, anise, thyme, oregano, and dried earth. High-quality, well-aged examples will take on notes of smoke, clay pot, leather, gamey meat, potpourri, and dried fruits. Corsican Nielluccio is distinguished by a subtle perfume of dried flowers.

    Perfect Pairings

    Sangiovese is the ultimate pizza and pasta red—its high acidity, moderate alcohol, and grainy tannins create an affinity with tomato-based dishes, spicy meats, and anything off the barbecue.

    Sommelier Secret

    Although it is the star variety of Tuscany, cult-classic “Super-Tuscan” wines may contain no Sangiovese at all! Since the 1970s, local winemakers have been producing big, bold wines (with price tags to match) that are typically monovarietal or a blend of one or more of several international varieties—usually Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, or Syrah—with or without Sangiovese.