L'ora che fugge (The hastening hour), from Odi barbare by Giosué Carducci

Wines

Ruit Hora

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.

GRAPES

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.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

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.

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Awards

2018

92, James Suckling, vintage 2015

2018

Silver Medal, Mondus Vini, vintage 2015

2018

90, Decanter Asia Wine Award, vintage 2016

2018

96, Decanter World Wine Award, vintage 2015

2017

95, Platinum medal and Best red of Tuscany,
Decanter Asia Wine Awards

2017

89, James Suckling

2017

88, Wine Advocate

2017

86, Andreas Larsson, vintage 2013

2015

88, Luca Maroni, vintage 2009

2014

3 Stelle Blu Veronelli, vintage 2009

2014

Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, vintage 2009

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2008

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2007

2014

92, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2006

2013

3 Stelle Blu, Veronelli, vintage 2008

2013

Bronze medal, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2008

2013

Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2008

2013

Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards , vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2008

2013

Gold medal, Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2008

2012

89, Luca Maroni, vintage 2007

2012

4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2007

2011

4 Grappoli, Bibenda, vintage 2006

2010

87, Luca Maroni, vintage 2005

2010

3 Bottiglie Espresso, vintage 2005

2009

Gold medal,International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2005

2009

Medaglia d'Argento,Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2005

2009

Bronze medal,Japan Wine Challange, vintage 2005

2009

3 Stelle Rosse, Veronelli, vintage 2004

2009

Gold medal, Vinalies International, vintage 2004

2008

Silver medal, International Wine Spirits Competition, vintage 2004

2008

Gold medal, Japan Wine Challenge, vintage 2004

2008

Silver medal, Mundus Vini, vintage 2004

2008

Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2004

Sizes

Ruit Hora 2013, released in September 2016, is available in 750ml bottles and in 1.5l magnums.