Place of production: the grapes for the production of Riserva Ducale come from owned vineyards and selected growers vineyards located in the traditional Chianti Classico production area, stretching over the provinces of Siena and Florence. Ruffino traditionally works with a small stable of hand-selected growers, chosen as carefully as the Ruffino vineyards.
Soil: the soil is the typical one of the Chianti Classico area; a mix of clay and limestone with an abundant presence of “Galestro” rock.
Altitude: variable from 290 to 450 meters above sea level.
Growing system: cordon trained.
Vine density: 5000 vines/hectare.