L'ora che fugge (The hastening hour), from Odi barbare by Giosué Carducci

Wines

Ruit Hora

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.

BLEND

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.

SENSORY PROFILE

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.

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Awards

2021

90, Decanter, vintage 2019

2020

90, Wine Advocate, vintage 2017

2020

94, Luca Maroni, vintage 2017

2019

91 Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2016

2019

93, Falstaff, vintage 2016

2019

91+, Robert Parker, vintage 2016

2019

89, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2016

2019

91, Larsson, vintage 2016

2018

92, James Suckling, vintage 2015

2018

Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015

2018

90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2016

2018

96, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2015

2017

95, Platinum medal and Best red of Tuscany,
Decanter Asia Wine Awards

2017

89, James Suckling

2017

88, Wine Advocate

2017

86, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013

2015

88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009

2014

3 Stelle Blu Veronelli, vintage 2009

2014

Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2009

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006

2013

3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008

2013

Bronze medal, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2008

2013

Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008

2013

Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards , vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2008

2012

89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007

2012

4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007

2011

4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2006

2010

87, Luca Maroni, vintage 2005

2010

3 Bottiglie Espresso, vintage 2005

2009

Gold medal,International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2005

2009

Medaglia d'Argento,Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2005

2009

Bronze medal,Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2005

2009

3 Stelle Rosse, Veronelli, vintage 2004

2009

Gold medal, Vinalies International, vintage 2004

2008

Silver medal, International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2004

2008

Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2004

2008

Silver medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2004

2008

Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2004

Sizes

Ruit Hora 2018, is available in 750ml bottles and in 1.5l magnums.

Technical data

Alcool 14,5% Vol.