Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Rosso di Torgiano Riserva DOCG 2009


Terroir: “Vigna Monticchio,” 35-acre hillside vineyard at about 885 ft. with western exposure. Located on the Brufa hillside which has significant variety of soils, layers of clay alternate with sandy layers, the latter being more frequent at the mid- and lower-hill.

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel with 25-28 days of maceration on the skins. Aged in oak barriques and barrels for 12 months followed by a light filtering – bottle refined for five years. Limited production of 40,000 bottles.

Additional Information

Overall, a harvest with good quantities (similar to the 2004); the end of July and August had very little precipitation and temperatures were never too high. At the end of August and in the first 10 days of September, however, a great increase in temperature accelerated ripening and resulted in a sharp recovery with respect to the 2008 harvest.
September experienced some rain-showers which contributed to re-aligning the temperatures and a slight adjustment of maturation in the late-ripening varieties; October was fantastic, with dry weather and summer-like temperatures until the 23rd.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Rosso di Torgiano DOC
  • Winemaker: Teresa Severini
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Loose sand, clay, limestone
  • Yield: 6 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Avg Production: 50,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
    Leather and spice notes are richly aromatic in this elegant, medium-bodied red, accenting flavors of crushed black cherry, licorice drop and medicinal herbs on the silky palate. Offers a long, spiced finish. Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Drink now through 2024.
  • Score: 91 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
    A wonderful example of this wine, with dark-berry, licorice and dark-chocolate character. Full body, chewy and round-textured. Drink now.
  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
    Purple-ruby. Very ripe black cherry and spicy plum on the nose, showing elements of graphite, ink and dried herbs. Then dense and tough; a tannic cloak keeps the flavors of dark plum and spicy coffee under wraps. Finishes long and thick, with a flinty, meaty quality. I have long been a huge fan of Monticchio, but I find that recent vintages have become increasingly darker in both color and fruit sensations, far removed from the typical Sangiovese elegance of older vintages. This is undoubtedly an outstanding wine, but I miss the more graceful Monticchio wines of the past, which were less brutally rich in dark fruit and chewy tannins. This is a blend of Sangiovese and Colorino (for years, Lungarotti mistakenly believed their Colorino to be Canaiolo Nero).

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