Rubesco Rosso di Torgiano DOC 2016


“Rubesco” is derived from the Latin verb “rubescere,” to blush, and has a joyous significance.

Terroir: Grapes are cultivated in clayey‐sandy soil with medium depth, good structure and limestone subsoil.

Vinification: Stainless steel fermentation with 15 days of skin contact followed by aging for 12 months in casks and 12 months in bottle after light filtration.

Additional Information

Delicate and with good intensity. Elegant complexity with hints of pepper, cinnamon and tobacco; background notes of red jam and violet. Solid structure and superb concentration, the wine evolves with fresh acidity. Austere, balanced tannins with a fruity and slightly mineral finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Rosso di Torgiano DOC
  • Winemaker: Teresa Severini
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Loose sand, clay, limestone
  • Yield: 9.5 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Avg Production: 450,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
    "Earthy and savory, with scorched soil on top of dark cherry and dried blackberry, the 2016 Torgiano Rosso Riserva Rubesco Vigna Monticchio is streamlined, focused and tight compared to the open-knit 2015 vintage that I tasted at the same time. Showing faint mineral tones, these vines planted among tobacco fields (for making Toscano cigars) have a distinctive smoky or savory quality. This is an Umbrian classic of some 35,000 bottles produced annually."
  • Wine Spectator Online Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    "Smoke and anise notes waft through the flavors of grilled plum and cured tobacco in this lightly chewy, medium-bodied red. Moderate finish. Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
    "A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, this focused red opens with aromas of black cherry and blue flowers along with a whiff of exotic spice. Savory and medium bodied, the polished palate delivers cassis, white pepper and star anise set against polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it fresh and focused. Drink now through 2023." November 1st, 2019 Issue.

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