Ruschieto, Ruschieto single vineyard, data sheet - Valdarno di Sopra doc sangiovese, 2018
Vineyard: 1 hectare, planted in 2006/7, 5000 vines per hectare, facing south/southeast, clay and schist soil, elevation 310 m asl
Grape variety: sangiovese
Training system: Gujot
Production per hectare: 40 ql.
Non-reducing extract: 27.9
A balanced season characterized by frequent but brief rains with a hand harvest that began on October 2.
Soft destemming without pressing the grapes, fermentation in steel vats, both traditional and partly carbonic, to be able to obtain the particular aromas that are part of our sangiovese project.
Daily pumping over, délastages initially daily and then reduced; fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures that remain around 25°C; fermentation and maceration last a period of about 20 days.
Once the wine is devatted and has completed its fermentation, it is transferred to a steel vat where it completes MLF to achieve its full finesse and expressiveness. The aging process lasts approximately 24 months, then the wine is bottled.
Intense ruby color, beautiful density and juiciness of the fruit and crisp floral notes of violet and Mediterranean scrub, with fresh aromas of berries, currants, wild strawberries, complemented by balsamic notes; straight, fresh, harmonious palate. Excellent complexity and intensity. Great tannic structure, elegant and soft.
Availability in the following formats
750 ml and Magnum 1,5 lt
James Suckling 92 pt.
WinesCritic 93 pt.