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Vino Lascito Rubicone Sangiovese 2016

11 October,2018

I first came across the Vino Lascito Rubicone Sangiovese in the form of the 2015 vintage about a year ago. Saturated in colour and with very ripe black fruit flavours, it was easy to predict that this would be a hit on the market (click here to see my review). The wine is one of a number of exceptionally characterful wines of great value that Stephen Bennett MW specialises in bringing into this country, to show the sheer diversity of drinking that can be obtained from Italian and Spanish wines. Here, I review the 2016 vintage. For availability, Email: steve@bdwine.co.nz

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Vino Lascito Rubicone Sangiovese IGT 2016

Sangiovese from Italy – Other

17.5-/20

Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is softly fresh with elegant and fragrant aromas of dark-red cherry fruit intermingling with dark-red berries, an earthy layering and suggestions of dried herbs, but the floral aromatics prevail. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet fruit flavours of red berry fruit with cherries and herbs, and lifted earthy elements, all enlivened by balanced, fresh acidity. The fruit is underlined by light, grainy tannin grip which carries the wine to a lighter, dry finish of moderate length. This is a sweet-fruited Sangiovese with red cherry and berry fruit melded with earthy and dried herb flavours, brighted by fresh acidity on a light, grainy palate. Match with barbecued fare over the next 3+ years. Sangiovese fruit from the Bidente Valley in the Rubicone region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, fermented to 13.0% alc. 17.5-/20 Oct 2018 RRP $16.95

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