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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Lungarotti Rubesco 2004
Lungarotti Rubesco 2004
(search item no. 93451)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

DOC since 1968, Rubesco is no doubt Lungarotti's most popular wine world wide. The name comes from the Latin verb rubescere, "to blush". This wine is ready for immediate consumption but will further improve with bottle aging.

Color: Deep and intense ruby red

Aroma: Intense, with great character in expressing the spiciness (sweet tobacco, pepper, cinnamon); the spicy notes are supported by a great concentration of small red fruits and jam

Taste: A wine with solid structure and good concentration, it has strong and enveloping tannins; decisive in revealing the red fruits, it closes with great complexity and a soft finish.

A perfect wine both for everyday meals and for special dishes, with pasta or risotto, steaks, lamb, roasted white or red meats, barbecued foods and naturally, cheeses. Due to its medium body, it is also excellent for preparing sauces.

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About Lungarotti:

Created by Dott. Giorgio Lungarotti in 1962, the Lungarotti Winery has built its reputation on a legacy of firsts in Italian winemaking. Lungarotti’s Torre di Giano and Rubesco wines were the first wines from Umbria, and some of the first in Italy to, in 1968, be granted DOC status. In 1990, the single-vineyard Rubesco Riserva “Vigna Monticchio” achieved DOCG status. In the 1970s, Teresa Severini Lungarotti became Italy’s first women enologist, and, having joined her father upon graduation from the University of Perugia, is the chief enologist at the Lungarotti Winery. In 1998, Giorgio’s youngest daughter, Chiara, graduated with her degree in agriculture and has taken charge of the viticulture program at Lungarotti. The Lungarotti sisters are a dedicated winemaking team, who continue their father’s proud legacy, leading the Umbrian wine industry in quality and innovation.