Riserva Ducale Oro undergoes a long ageing period in botti, the traditional Tuscan ageing casks. It is an extraordinarily complex Chianti Classico Riserva featuring a solid structure and elegant perfumes - a truly golden wine. This wine, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2007, bears a particular significance to Ruffino.
Riserva Ducale Oro is today, at the end of the first decade in the new millennium, as it was in 1947, its first year of production, a sincere, honest wine that honours its home region. A wine of breeding, personality and style, recognizable vintage after vintage to anyone who drinks it. A wine that has traveled widely and won awards and appreciation all over the world. Riserva Ducale Oro is produced only in the very best vintages. One of this extraordinary wine's main features is, in fact, its longevity. Some of the best vintages in the past 50 years include: 1949 and 1955, 1970 and 1975, 1983 and 1985, 1990, 1999, 2001 and the recent 2003.