- medium body
- ethereal notes of cherry
- black currants and ripened blackberry with hints of nutmeg and cocoa
- well balanced finish
- 9 | 12.5 | 36
TENUTE RUBINO; PUGLIA
Well-suited to the production of concentrated, fruity and spicy red varieties, Puglia is one of Italy’s warmest, most southerly regions. The eastern side is one long coastline bordering the Adriatic Sea, where half way down, the region becomes the Salento Peninsula. This peninsula, bordered by water on three sides, receives moist, nighttime, sea breezes that bring a welcome cooling effect to the region, and some much needed relief to the vines. Puglia, named for the Italian expression, “a pluvia,” meaning “lack of rain” becomes a challenging environment for vines to thrive. Though, indigenous Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia, all thrive in this dry. Negroamaro, typically blended with Malvasia nera, plays a large part in may blends made throughout the peninsula.
PRODUCER: Tenute Rubino
VARITAL: 85% Negroamaro and 15% Melvasia Nera
AGEING: 12-18 months in steel tanks and 40hl French wood tanks; 3 months in the bottle
COLOUR: Intense and bright ruby.
BOUQUET: A wide and variegated array, with ethereal and fine notes of cherry, blackcurrants, blueberries and blackberries, hints of nutmeg and cocoa.
TASTE: Warm and pleasant with a great correspondence between taste and nose. The fruit well-amalgamates with the tannins and its fine acidity.
CHARACTERISTICS: A spontaneous and smooth wine with a modern and dynamic personality, it strikes for its outstanding pleasantness.