BOLGHERI ROSSO DOC
Ruit Hora fully conveys all of the outstanding qualities of the 2013 growing year, whose late, cool-weather harvest produced fully-ripe, well-balanced fruit.
A very generous, spacious bouquet releases rich notes of wild berry and lively spice.
Deep red in colour, it offers on the palate an impressive balance of all components, with a vibrant supporting acidity.
65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Syrah
WEATHER AND THE HARVEST
The 2015 growing year began with a relatively mild winter, and temperatures above the 1–3 °C seasonal averages for February and March. Rain was limited to just a few days but was abundant. Spring temperatures were mild and within the seasonal average, with scattered showers.
Summer followed the spring trend, with low rainfall and very high average temperatures, including some scorching days during July.
As is often the case with Bolgheri, mid-August storms ensured a regular start to the harvest.
VINIFICATION and MATURATION
The harvest began in late August for Merlot and ended in early October our late-ripening variety, Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were picked by hand and placed in 12kg crates, with separate harvest for variety and plot. Careful selection of grapes preceded destemming (removing berries from stalks), followed by maceration in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Alcoholic fermentation began at this point and lasted for about two weeks, followed by racking and the move to barrique for malolactic fermentation. After 18 months of maturation in barrique, the individual lots were assembled and the wine rested for a further 6 months in bottle.
Perfect with all red meats and wild game, both braised and roasted, as well as with cold cuts, and with blue, medium- and well-aged cheeses.Information sheet 2013 Information sheet 2014 Information sheet 2015
92, James Suckling, vintage 2015
Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015
90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2016
96, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2015
95, Platinum medal and Best red of Tuscany,
Decanter Asia Wine Awards
89, James Suckling
88, Wine Advocate
86, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013
88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009
3 Stelle Blu Veronelli, vintage 2009
Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2009
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007
92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006
3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008
Bronze medal, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008
Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards , vintage 2008
Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2008
89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007
4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2006
87, Luca Maroni, vintage 2005
3 Bottiglie Espresso, vintage 2005
Gold medal,International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2005
Medaglia d'Argento,Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2005
Bronze medal,Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2005
3 Stelle Rosse, Veronelli, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Vinalies International, vintage 2004
Silver medal, International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2004
Silver medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2004
Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2004
Ruit Hora 2013, released in September 2016, is available in 750ml bottles and in 1.5l magnums.