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2007 Ruffino Orvieto

February 12, 2010 - Norman Bentley

Many times when we go out to one of our favorite Italian restaurants, it's a Ruffino night for us. We usually have one of our favorite Ruffino Chianti's with our veal or pasta dish, but we almost always start things off with antipasto and a bottle of Ruffino Orvieto Classico.

The Orvieto Classico wine is named after one of Umbrias most beautiful cities, located on a hilltop between Florence and Rome. This city is known for its magnificent dome. Wine has been made in Orvieto since the days of the Etruscans. Over the years, winegrowers from the Chianti region have also maintained vineyards in Orvieto. They are driven by the desire to produce a class of white wine as well known and loved as Chianti itself. In fact, there is hardly any other Italian white wine as widely known and loved as the Orvieto Classico with its easy drinking character and distinct Italian style.

The 2007 Ruffino Orvieto Classico is typical of the wines which I have loved in the past. It is fresh and clean, with a flowery bouquet, followed by solid apple and pear flavors, finishing in a crisp citrus aftertaste. Best with the antipasto, it serves well as a before dinner wine, or pairs well with milder fish and fowl dinner dishes. If you like to just sip white wine, this is the one for you, and at it's modest price you can enjoy as much as you want!

Score - 88

Price Range - $7 to $10



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