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.
RUTE is an aged red wine that can have a long life if well-conserved. Best storage is in a dark and fresh place, in a lying down bottle. We suggest to serve it at 18°C (64°F), waiting for some time after uncorking. It is excellent on pairing with intense flavor food.