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This Rosso di Montalcino has an intense ruby with fruit expression with a pleasing, light and spiced notes which remains even in aftertaste. Small red fruits, berry and cherry accompany the floral hints. Sweet notes of liquorice.  A The taste has body, is fresh and ready with round and balanced tannins.  Alcohol content 14%.

Is a DOC wine, the production is allow in the Montalcino territory with only Sangiovese grapes.

Slope and Position:  hilly from southeast to southwest

Altitude:  from 380 to 470m above sea level

Climate: typically Mediterranean with precipitation concentrated in spring and autumn months.  The location of our vineyards, the ventilation and the lack of fog guarantee the best conditions for vine vegetation and for the health of the grapes

Soil Composition: tuffaceous, particularly rocky soil made up of marl and alberese (clay, lime and rock) shales

Variety:  100% Sangiovese select

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare in the oldest vineyards (12 years old) and 5,500 in the newest vineyards (2006)

Training System and Pruning:  Horizontal cordon training with short pruning, 4 to 5 spurs with maximum of 2 buds per plant.  The yield per hectare is 65 to 70 quintals of grapes (the regulations state a maximum of 90)

Cultivation Techniques:  are entirely done by hand with particular care and attention to the winter pruning, the selection of shoots and the thinning out of the grapes

Harvest:  first ten days of October

Vinification:  the grapes from each vineyard are vinified separately in steel vats.  The fermentation is temperature controlled between 24° and 26° with a long maceration of the grapes, which, with frequent pumping over of the cap and délestage, allow for the extraction of polyphenols from the skins, which has an important function in the longevity and quality of the wine

Drawing off:  soft pressing to separate the skins from the wine

Ageing: 6 to 8 months in 25 to 30hl oak barrels and 4 months in bottle

Organoleptic Characteristics: intense ruby with fruit expression which remains even in aftertaste.  Small red fruits, berry and cherry accompany the spicy hints. The taste has body, ready with round and balanced tannins.  Alcohol content 13.5% to 14%.  Store bottle in horizontal position.

 

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Weight 1.300 kg
The Estate

The Poggio Rubino estate is located in the area above the hills of Montalcino at an altitude of 470m above sea level, about three kilometres from the town centre and here produces its rare wines. The estate extends over 15ha and the vineyards cover a surface area of 7ha, entirely cultivated with select Sangiovese while the remaining 0.3ha will be planted in Spring 2010.  On average, the vines are ten years old with the exception of the most recent ones planted in 2006 at San Prospero.  The vineyards are positioned in different areas within the territory of Montalcino.  Each individual location and the characteristics of its terrain allow for the attainment of wines with evident personalities accentuating the uniqueness of each individual vineyard. The most suitable care in cultivation is carried out strictly by hand including the careful selection of canes during pruning and at the moment of the shoot selection along with the thinning of the clusters when the veraison starts.  This enables each single vine to maintain a vegetative balance and an excellent distribution of production, thus ensuring the complete maturation of the bunch. The goal is to produce from 1 to 1.5kg per plant in order to force each individual vine into channelling all its energy into those few clusters and, likewise, imparting to each of them the highest possible sugar and polyphenol concentration.  In turn, this permits the grapes to reach their full potential from an oenological point of view (polyphenols, tannins and anthocyans) even in most difficult growing years.  This type of management allows for both a great limitation in the use and the type of pesticides (in fact, only copper and sulphur are used) and a refusal to use chemical weed control in favour of working the land.  The maximum yield per hectare is 50 to 60 quintals. Directly in farm is possible to taste and buy ours wines Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and visit all the winery.

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