Ruffino Il Ducale 2015
Ruffino introduced Il Ducale-an innovative blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot--in 2005 as an expression of Tuscany that marries the refinement of traditional Tuscan winemaking with a contemporary, fruit-driven style. The Sangiovese contributes elegance, acidity and finesse. The Merlot brings colour, structure and roundness, while the Syrah offers spicy, black fruit notes and a silky texture. This is a wine with classic Tuscan roots and a modern soul. Il Ducale is the perfect accompaniment to herb-roasted chicken, sun-dried tomato risotto, and beef carpaccio. It also pairs beautifully with tomato bruschetta, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Pecorino Romano cheeses for Italian-inspired entertaining.