Crushed and Cured

San Polo, Rubio, Tuscany IGT, 2021


Rubio is a brilliant ruby red in colour with purple hues. An intense nose with aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and violet, with subtle notes of spice. On the palate, silky tannins balance beautifully with fruit-driven flavours of cherry and berries, typical of the variety. The finish is long and elegant.

Grapes for Rubio come from hillside vineyards in the Montalcino area, at altitudes between 300-450 metres above sea level which provides some relief from the hotter summer temperatures that can hit the region. The vineyards face south which means they benefit from good levels of sunshine. Soils here are rich in calcium and clay.

The grapes were hand harvested into small 17kg crates during the second half of September. After careful selection of the bunches, a gentle pressing took place followed by a period of cold-soaking to reduce tannins extraction and enhance freshness. Fermentation then took place in stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C for 5-6 days. After fermentation, the wine was aged in stainless steel tanks for 10 months , followed by a further four months ageing in bottle, prior to release.

Country: Italy 

Region: Tuscany IGT

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Sangiovese

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: San Polo