Lungarotti - Rubesco Riserva 'Vigna Monticchio' 2011
Lungarotti - Rubesco Riserva 'Vigna Monticchio' 2011 (89 TSW)
A whole lot of wine with a great value this 100% Sangiovese from Umbria.
The grapes, grow exclusively on the separate plot of Monticchio, which is 300 m above sea level. The planting density here is 4,500 vines per hectare. The harvest took place in October and was limited to 50 hl / ha. Before fermentation and maceration, the wine was left in stainless steel tanks for 25 to 28 days and then brought up in various oak barrels and French barriques for 12 months. After that the wine matures in the bottle for 60 months. On average, this wine has a maturation potential of 30-35 years, making it one of the longest living wines in Italy.
My tasting notes:
First I decanted the wine with the Vspin. It’s still very young.
In the glass a deep ruby red color with gartnet reflections.
On the medium+ nose aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and plums with smoked notes of spices, earth, vanilla, chocolate and marzipan.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with nice interwoven tannins and medium+ acidity. Full of power, round in the mouth with lots of dark cherries, cinnamon, tobacco and vanilla and a nice long aftertaste. This one I will retaste in 5 years.
The Cantine Giorgio Lungarotti Winery srl is an Italian wine company located in the region of Umbria, Italy. The property is divided between several locations, with the largest in the towns of Torgiano and Montefalco. Founded in the late 1950s by Giorgio Lungarotti, the company is now headed by his wife Maria Grazia, and sisters Teresa and Chiara. The Lungarotti name is famous for putting Umbrian wines on the map, through a mixture of traditional respect for the land and modern innovation and research.