Ruffino Modus 2015
On the label of Modus the rose of the winds is intertwined with the elements which form the soul of a great wine: the vine - the sun - the soil - the life the time - the fruit - the manner - the wine In this special wine the Sangiovese from the Chianti hills encounters two international grape varieties which have found a new home in Tuscany, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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!
James SucklingJames Suckling 93 points - A juicy and fruity red with plenty of dried fruits and toasted oak. Vanilla. Full body and chewy tannins. Plenty of fruit. A big wine now. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2019. (Aug 2017)
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Modus is a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is a dark, contemporary and profoundly exuberant wine that shows the confidence, opulence and richness of this warm and sunny vintage. The wine opens to an inky and darkly saturated appearance. Aromas of black fruit, spice, tar and rose lift heavily from the bouquet. This vintage of Modus hits all the high notes with a thick and lavish approach.
Wine SpectatorThis is saturated with ripe flavors of black cherry, plum, leather and vanilla, all backed by a base of solid tannins. Stays fresh and balanced despite the compact finish, with lingering fruit accents. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. 20,000 cases made.