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The company "Ruffino S.R.L." consists of a number of wineries and cellars. The headquarters are in the town of Pontassieve, east of Florence in Tuscany. It was founded in 1877 by cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino with the aim of "producing the ideal wine". In 1913, the business was acquired by Italo and Francesco Folonari. From 1890 Ruffino was the official supplier of the Italian Royal Family. It is said that the composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was one of Ruffino's regular customers. As a result, the estate grew enormously. Despite the great success of the Super Tuscans, Ruffino feels committed to the heritage of the Chianti Classico. They have been instrumental in the new definition of the quality pyramid peak "Gran Selezione", for which the wine "Riserva Ducale Oro" was the inspiration.

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