This is our Ruffino Prosecco review.
Are you after a crisp, refreshing, and extra dry Prosecco with pear and apples fruit aromas and flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes for an affordable price too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Ruffino Prosecco full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Ruffino Prosecco Review
Ruffino Prosecco review: What's its color?
Ruffino Prosecco wine has a lemon color and persistent perlage.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
What does Ruffino Prosecco taste like?
Ruffino Prosecco is entirely made from Glera. You can learn more about Prosecco here.
On the nose, citrus, pear, citrus, and wisteria are the primary aromas.
On the palate, it’s a crisp and refreshing light-body wine with flavors of peach, apple, citrus, and a slightly sweet finish.
Is Ruffino Prosecco wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Ruffino Prosecco wine is an extra dry wine.
Extra Dry wine contains between 12-17 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Ruffino Prosecco review: Which food pairs well with it?
Ruffino Prosecco is a light, refreshing and bubbly Prosecco.
Bubbles cleanse the palate and as such sparkling wines are very versatile wines that can pair with many dishes and can be used throughout a meal.
Classic appetizers are Parma ham, pizza, tofu, salads, salty olives, and bruschetta to name some.
Meat wise go for pork, chicken, and spicy curry dishes for example.
For fish, we recommend shrimp, grilled, and fried fish.
If you are a cheese lover you should try it with semi-soft and hard cheeses Baby Swiss and Parmigiano to name some.
Ruffino Prosecco review: What's its alcohol content?
Ruffino Prosecco wine’s alcohol content is 11%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Ruffino Prosecco wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
Since this is an off-dry wine it will have a bit more than 4 calories per grams.
What is Ruffino?
Here is an extract from the Ruffino brand website:
“Ambitious, capable and visionary, the Ruffino cousins chose a strategic location for their winery, straddling the rail tracks, the first of its kind in Italy.
The site contributed to the company’s well-traveled mindset. Modern and innovative, Ruffino wine quickly became a pioneer, gaining acclaim overseas.
Recognition hailed from countries such as France, such as the 1895 Bordeaux Gold Medal,…
…esteem by leading names like Giuseppe Verdi and appreciation among the local community, with which Ruffino immediately showed a natural affinity.“
This is a crisp, refreshing, and light Prosecco that for around ~$15 offers good value for your money.
Peach, apple, citrus, and a slightly sweet finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, white and red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try Ruffino Prosecco with pizza, salad, chicken sandwich, fried fish, or Parmigiano cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!