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

An unusually warm winter encouraged early budding with a consequent high risk of frost damage. During spring, rain and relatively high temperatures seemed to provide ideal conditions for the proliferation of the spores that cause downy mildew. Rainfall continued until the beginning of September. The lack of light slowed the ripening process, cancelling out, day by day, the phenological properties accumulated during the month of May. Excellent exposure and constant breezes enabled the grapes to reach harvest time in good health and with ideal ripeness, giving rise to wines with distinct personality and elegance.

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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

90

James Suckling

This exudes blood and iron aromas and flavors, augmented by black cherry and blackberry fruit, tobacco and earth notes. Rich, dense and harmonious overall. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 4,200 cases made –BS

2 stelle, 88

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

Savory and fresh, this smooth red delivers juicy black cherry, cassis and white pepper flavors alongside polished tannins. Versatile as a little black dress, it will pair well with everything, from pasta dishes to barbecues

James Suckling

James Suckling

This exudes blood and iron aromas and flavors, augmented by black cherry and blackberry fruit, tobacco and earth notes. Rich, dense and harmonious overall. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 4,200 cases made –BS

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