RUIT HORA 2018
BOLGHERI ROSSO D.O.C.
Deep ruby red hues usher in a spacious nose that displays intense dark berry and cassis, ending on vibrant notes of pipe tobacco and toasty oak. The harmonious, well-ba- lanced palate showcases sweet, silky tannins, perfectly integrated with a good acidity. The finale, rich in fruit and hinting of spice, is very lengthy and appealing.
Merlot 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Syrah 5%, Petit Verdot 5%.
WEATHER AND THE HARVEST
The 2018 winter was a severe one, with February bringing multiple days of sub-zero temperatures. Spring was marked by substantial rains, which allowed a good water reserve. Summer brought relief, with average temperatures and good day-night temper- ature differentials, all of which contributed to a normal harvest in the vineyards of Caccia al Piano 1868.
VINIFICATION and MATURATION
The varieties and vineyard parcels were hand-picked individually into 12kg-crates, with the clusters quality-selected before the berries were de-stemmed. The must went to stainless steel tanks for a 2-week, controlled-temperature fermentation. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked into French oak barrels, where it matured for over 18 months. The various lots of wine were then assembled into the final blend, and the wine aged a further six months in the bottle.
Appearing a luminous ruby, the nose releases rich impressions of wild red berry, ripe cherry and blackberry, lifted by spicy nuances of black liquorice. On entry, it immediately impresses with its full, velvet-textured body and refined tannins, followed by an appealing, fruit-rich progression, and energy-laden finish.Information sheet 2013 Information sheet 2014 Information sheet 2015 Information sheet 2016 Information sheet 2017 Information sheet 2018
90, Decanter, vintage 2019
90, Wine Advocate, vintage 2017
94, Luca Maroni, vintage 2017
91 Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2016
93, Falstaff, vintage 2016
91+, Robert Parker, vintage 2016
89, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2016
91, Larsson, vintage 2016
92, James Suckling, vintage 2015
Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015
90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2016
96, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2015
95, Platinum medal and Best red of Tuscany,
Decanter Asia Wine Awards
89, James Suckling
88, Wine Advocate
86, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013
88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009
3 Stelle Blu Veronelli, vintage 2009
Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2009
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006
3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008
Bronze medal, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards , vintage 2008
Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2008
89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2006
87, Luca Maroni, vintage 2005
3 Bottiglie Espresso, vintage 2005
Gold medal,International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2005
Medaglia d'Argento,Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2005
Bronze medal,Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2005
3 Stelle Rosse, Veronelli, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Vinalies International, vintage 2004
Silver medal, International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2004
Silver medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2004
Ruit Hora 2018, is available in 750ml bottles and in 1.5l magnums.
Alcool 14,5% Vol.