RUTE


Bolgheri Doc Rosso

2019

The bunch is a detail of the drawing that we chose as our logo, one of the oldest representations of a vine shoot found in Italy.
Bolgheri was a very difficult, harsh, and waste land for centuries.
Today it is a Mediterranean garden, with a still somewhat wild beauty.

For us, it is our home, which has the scent of the hill paths in the scrub, of the salty sea smell in the sand dunes, which has the sound of the waves of the sea, of the cackles of the boys who are bathing in the ford*, …

*Guado al Melo means "Ford at the Apple Tree"

Rute is an artisanal wine that represents the essence of the contemporary Bolgheri for us, the one born from the history of the last century. If we take off every superstructure and let only the grapes and the territory speak, a wine elegant and fresh is born, that tells of our land of sea and hills, the cool summer nights in the vineyards and the warm days, full of sun and wind.


VARIETIES: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot.
VINEYARD: Rute is born from our vineyards, which are in a little valley among the hills of Bolgheri, with direction East-West, marked by the Fossa di Bolgheri stream. They are on the first slopes of the Segalari Hill, among the Mediterranean scrub woods. We manage them with care and expertise, according to the best practices of sustainable viticulture.
Climate: Mediterranean, tempered by the breezes from the sea. In the hilly area, there is the fresher climate of the territory, with a broad day-night temperature differentials on summer.
Soil: alluvial, very deep, sandy-clay, with some more clay areas, rich of pebbles.  
PRODUCTION:We selected grapes from homogeneous vineyard parcels. Each of them is harvested and fermented separately. Our work is artisan, done with the utmost attention to detail and the aim of enhancing the territorial characteristics of the grapes. Aging took place for 1 year in old oak barrels on the lees, with weekly stirring. It is clarified with some racking (not filtered). Then, there is an aging in bottle for one year, in the best conditions of storage.
BOTTLES: 750 ml, Magnum (1,5 liter)
VINTAGE 2019: a year of climatic contrasts but generally very good. After a rainy winter, the spring started hot and dry, and then become a May of rain and low temperatures, with a delay in all the subsequent phases of the vine cycle. The summer had peaks of great heat, but without humidity. The harvest period was a little later than usual, always characterized by the good weather. Merlot was harvested on September 18th, Cabernet Sauvignon between October 2nd and 3rd. An intense Rute was born, but also very elegant, rich in aromas and body, with complex perfumes and good persistance.