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

Wines

Ruit Hora

BOLGHERI ROSSO DOC

Deep ruby red hues usher in a spacious nose that displays intense dark berry and cassis, ending on vibrant notes of pipe tobacco and toasty oak. The harmonious, well-ba- lanced palate showcases sweet, silky tannins, perfectly integrated with a good acidity. The finale, rich in fruit and hinting of spice, is very lengthy and appealing.

BLEND

65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah.

WEATHER AND THE HARVEST

Exceptionally warm winter weather brought an earlier than normal budbreak, then abundant rains came in late February. Overall average temperatures and rainfall in the spring led to normal vine growth. Summer was warm, but without excessive heat spells, while significant day-night temperature differentials enabled the vines to maintain good acidity levels. No rain disturbed the harvest, which proceeded problem-free.

VINIFICATION and MATURATION

The harvest began in early September for Merlot and ended in late September for our late-ripening variety, Caber- net Sauvignon. The grapes were picked by hand into 12kg crates, with separate harvest by variety and parcel. Quality selection of grapes preceded destemming, followed by maceration in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Fermentation began at this point and lasted for about two weeks, followed by racking and transfer to oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. After 18 months of maturation, the individual lots were assem- bled, and the wine rested 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

2019

91 Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, vintage 2016

2019

93, Falstaff, vintage 2016

2019

91+, Robert Parker, vintage 2016

2019

89, Wine Enthusiast, vintage 2016

2019

91, Larsson, vintage 2016

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.

Technical data

Alcool 14,5% Vol.