Rubio

Rubio

Toscana IGT

Here Sangiovese, the most important - and often rather austere - grape variety of Montalcino, meets Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This marriage makes for a wine of great freshness and versatility with a deep ruby red colour. Rubio is modern and elegant and conveys the lively fragrances and colours of an untouched natural environment.

 

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Climate trend

The 2019 vintage turned out to be a patchy and inconsistent year from beginning to end, starting with early growth and ending with a late harvest. Due to an unusual winter that was harsh at the beginning and mild towards the end, budding was quite early, while the initial vegetative growth was slow due to the soil’s scarce water reserves. In the month of May, abundant rainfall and below-average temperatures slowed down growth, cancelling out the initial vegetative advance, and thereby accumulating a delay of about 2 weeks compared with the average season. The beginning of June coincided with the beginning of summer, with clear weather and high temperatures continuing each day until August which was marked by cooler temperatures and some rain that was useful for replenishing the land’s water reserves. This uneven trend continued until the harvest, which turned out to be one of the latest in recent years.

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Soil

Vineyard

San Polo

Harvest

Grapes are harvested by hand in small 17 kg crates during the second half of September

Bottle

Size

750

Barrel

Vinification

After careful selection of the bunches, soft pressing of the grapes and cryomaceration prior to fermentation

Ageing

10 months in stainless steel tanks, 4 months in bottle

Fermentation

In tapered refrigerated stainless steel tanks

Malolactic fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Awards

95

Decanter World Wine Awards

95 points and Gold Medal. Spicy and perfumed nose with plenty of cherry, tomato and even strawberry. Some well-judged oak adds a backdrop of layered spice on the palate.

Decanter World Wine Awards

95 points and Gold Medal. Spicy and perfumed nose with plenty of cherry, tomato and even strawberry. Some well-judged oak adds a backdrop of layered spice on the palate.

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