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

After quite a harsh winter that also saw some heavy snowfall – advantageous for the accumulation of underground water reserves – the spring was relatively warm, in accordance with seasonal norms. The beginning of the growing season occurred around 10th - 20th April, in line with the average in the area. The summer was very hot with little rainfall, so in some cases the vineyards were pushed to the limit in terms of the proper development of the growing phase. The rainfall in late summer and early September restored the vines’ balance and created the best conditions for the most important phase of ripening for Sangiovese. The grapes developed excellent properties, both from a health point of view and from the point of view of their analytical characteristics. The weather during September was good and very balanced: rainfall brought cool temperatures – especially at night – while the days were warm and sunny thereby fostering ideal ripening of the grapes.

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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

87

Wine Spectator

A wine with blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors with hints of lemon rind. Medium body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now.

88

Vinous

Rubino vivace di media intensità. In successione porta al naso caramella di frutta, rosmarino, alloro, noce moscata, pepe nero e ginepro. Ha impatto deciso e fresco. I tannini sono ben integrati e saporiti. Nel finale emergono erbe aromatiche.

88

Vinous

Clean and vivid with dried cherry and lemon peel character. Medium body, bright acidity.

1 bicchiere

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

da 80 a 84

Guida Vitae - AIS

2 stelle

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

Rubino. Profumi di prugna, marasca e macis, si avvolgono a sentori boschivi, a chiudere ricordi di eucalipto e tabacco scuro. Palato gustoso, fresco nella materia, tannini smussati e delicata morbidezza. In grandi botti di rovere per un anno.

88

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

88

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

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