Stellar ratings for Monticchio 2005, the great wine of Lungarotti and Umbria

26/10/2009 Stellar ratings for Monticchio 2005, the great wine of Lungarotti and Umbria

Torgiano, Perugia – Monticchio's 2005 vintage has bowled a strike and brought together the opinions and the most authoritative palates in Italy, those of wine-guide tasters, whose new editions are being released in these weeks. The historical 'Vigna Monticchio' label will be receiving: Three Glasses from Gambero Rosso, Eccellenza from the Espresso Guide, Five Grape Clusters from Duemilavini (Italian Sommelier Association), Eccellenza in Luca Maroni's Migliori Vini d'Italia, all accolades that join the Super Tre Stelle from the Veronelli guide which Rubesco Riserva Monticchio already brought home last year.

 

Chiara Lungarotti, the 'lady' of the 2010 guides and company CEO, states: It is a great joy to receive such gratifying ratings from all the Italian wine critics, confirming that our Monticchio, transcending styles and trends, is a great wine that completely expresses what our land can give. It is fundamental to believe in your own goals but it is truly satisfying to see recognition for your work which, when speaking of Monticchio, began a lifetime ago, in 1964.

 

Monticchio, the Reserve version of Rubesco, appellation Torgiano Rosso DOCG, a 'cru' from the 12-hectare vineyard, is produced with 70% Sangiovese and 30% Canaiolo, two grapes that are the history of Umbrian winemaking. The 12-month aging period in small casks of various ages is followed by three-and-a-half years of bottle refining, meaning that Monticchio is released to the market with a very elegant colour, intense bouquet, compact body, noteworthy persistence and a long lifetime ahead of it.