Umbria is a region of central Italy. It includes Lake Trasimeno and Marmore Falls, and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, culinary delights, artistic legacy, and influence on culture. Umbria is best known for its white wine production. The Orvieto DOC (based on the Trebbiano grape variety) is the region’s largest appellation.
Spanning 250 hectares (600 acres) of vineyards, Lungarotti implement innovative cultivation techniques based on sustainability and respect for the environment. Vine densities are optimized to increase competitiveness between plants, limit the production per vine and guarantee better grape quality.
In the mid-1990’s, the replanting of densities of 4000 to 5000 plants per hectare, depending on the type of terrain and rootstock were selected. The space between rows is 2 to 2.5 metres, while along the rows it is 0.9 to 1 metre.
“Rubesco” is derived from the Latin verb “rubescere,” to blush, and has a joyous significance. Grapes are cultivated in clayey‐sandy soil with medium depth, good structure and limestone subsoil. Made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, this has violet and kitchen spice aromas. The medium-bodied palate shows red cherry, raspberry jam and clove notes alongside fresh acidity and lithe tannins. The youthfully chewy texture is lifted by bright acidity, which helps extend the flavors on the perfumed, long back end.