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

Vintage 2009 was characterized by quite distinct phases. In the spring, during the early vegetative development of the vines, considerable rainfall allowed for an accumulation of water reserves to be used to relieve the rather hot and dry summer months. September was mild, with very satisfactory variations in daytime and night-time temperatures.
Ripening progressed in a uniform fashion, producing prime quality grapes. Alcohol levels were rather high with optimal degrees of total acidity and extracts. The polyphenol content was substantial and qualitatively well balanced.

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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

88

Wine Spectator

88

Wine Advocate

Delicate berry aromas and a refreshing palate. Good body and structure.

Bronze Medal

International Wine Challenge

This Tuscan Sangiovese opens with flavors of cherry, blackberry and bold modern spice. It delivers bright acidity, balance and crispness, with a food-friendly personality.

Bronze Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

A trim red, with modest currant and tart cherry flavors followed by dusty tannins. Drink now. 800 cases made. –BS

Silver Medal

AWC Vienna

86

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

The Sangiovese-based 2010 Rubio shows considerable depth in this vintage. It is an attractive wine for many reasons, including its very fair price. Sweet red berries and flowers inform the tasty, vinous finish.

Bronze Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

A trim red, with modest currant and tart cherry flavors followed by dusty tannins. Drink now. 800 cases made. –BS

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