2019 San Polo Rubio Toscana IGT

Tuscany, Italy

A spicy and elegant Sangiovese-dominant blend from an excellent organic producer in Tuscany.



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About the Wine

The area of Montalcino in the south of Tuscany is renowned for the quality of its Sangiovese. The San Polo Rubio Toscana IGT has a beautiful deep colour and delightful aromas of red fruits and rose, as well as some spiciness, herbal notes, and earthiness. With balance, fine tannins, and a long finish, this is a lovely wine at a great price.

The Rubio is designated as 'IGT' ('Indicazione Geografica Tipica' in Italian), rather than 'DOC' or 'DOCG', due to the use of non-indigenous grape varieties of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The IGT category allows winemakers to do things a little differently, without needing to conform to the more stringent rules of the DOC and DOCG classifications.

About San Polo

Purchased in 2007, the San Polo estate brings together two separate Montalcino properties under the guiding hand of the famed Allegrini family of Valpolicella.

The combined plantings are superb, taking in over 16 hectares of vines in the Montalcino subzone of Castelnuovo dell’Abate on galestro soils (schistous clay).

With a state-of-the-art winery and leadership from Marilisa Allegrini, San Polo has achieved full certification for its organic farming, together with recognition for their sustainable environmental practices from Casa Clima.

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Tuscany, Italy
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From the Producer

The 2019 vintage turned out to be a patchy and inconsistent year from beginning to end, starting with early growth and ending with a late harvest. Due to an unusual winter that was harsh at the beginning and mild towards the end, budding was quite early, while the initial vegetative growth was slow due to the soil’s scarce water reserves. In the month of May, abundant rainfall and below-average temperatures slowed down growth, cancelling out the initial vegetative advance, and thereby accumulating a delay of about 2 weeks compared with the average season. The beginning of June coincided with the beginning of summer, with clear weather and high temperatures continuing each day until August which was marked by cooler temperatures and some rain that was useful for replenishing the land’s water reserves. This uneven trend continued until the harvest, which turned out to be one of the latest in recent years.

Blend : Sangiovese (85%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (5%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Harvest time in Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
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"Spicy and perfumed nose with plenty of cherry, tomato and even strawberry. Some well-judged oak adds a backdrop of layered spice on the palate." Decanter World Wine Awards

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