Lungarotti Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 1988
Nose: enveloping, enhanced by the long bottle refining period
Taste: harmonious, warm and velvety
Serving: given the long stay in the bottle, we recommend decanting the wine in order to fully appreciate its roundness and complexity. If kept in proper conditions, its average life-span is 30 years
Wine & food pairing: roasted or braised red meats, game, aged cheeses
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
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.