Villa Rubini
Rubini 2009 Pignolo
Wine Type:
Red
Region/Country:
Fruili, Italy
Vintage:
2009
Suggested Retail Price:
$27.49
Food Pairing:
The Pignolo is an autochthonous vine of Friuli that was threatened with extinction. To realize the Pignolo vineyard, expert agronomists searched for propagation material in the old vineyards of the eastern hill area of Friuli. It is a very late-ripening variety. Grapes are harvested towards the end of October. Its color is red-ruby, very intense. Its scent is characteristic and recalls blueberries, blackberries and cherries in syrup. The fruity flavors become warm and ethereal in the background because of the withering of the grapes and finish with a pleasant and persistent touch of licorice. Its taste is intense and full-bodied. The strong tannins, which are typical of this vine, are enveloped by cherries in syrup. Despite its structure, it reveals elegance and mellowness.
Varieties:
Pignolo 100% (Amarone Style)
Wine Making:
The Pignolo of Villa Rubini is made in the Amarone style (drying in the open air for 2-3 months, letting the grapes wither before pressing. It is then aged for 24 months in barriques, and another year in bottle. Total production 180 cases. There are less than 10 producers in the world that grow this grape.
Producer Website:
http://www.villarubini.net
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