Rubicondo Marche Rosso
Wine name:Rubicondo Marche Rosso
Appellation:MARCHE ROSSO IGT
Zone:Frazione Montevecchio (Pergola - province of Pesaro/Urbino)
Blend:70% Cabernet sauvignon
Vineyard age (year of planting):
Soil Type:clayey tending to calcareous
Altitude:485 meters above sea level
Colour:Bright ruby red
Nose:Very intense, cherries preserved in alcohol, cherry jam, blackberry and berries, cloves
Flavour:dry, warm, well balanced with the acidity, evident, but velvety tannins
Serving temperature (°C):16-18
Match with:red meat, beefsteak, game
Grape yield per hectare tons:7
Vine training system: cordon spur. Vineyard density: 2,800 vines/hectare.
Harvest by hand with selection of the clusters at the end of September.
Vinification and ageing
Destemming and crushing of the clusters. Alcoholic fermentation in steel with temperature control (28-30 degrees Celsius) for 10 days. Malolactic fermentation in concrete. The wine matures in casks of various capacity for 812 months. Bottling and finishing in the bottle for 4 months.
Address:Via Zoccolanti 25/A 61045 Pergola (PU)
Year of establishment:1985
Total annual production:50000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):25
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):1ha Barbera 3ha Biancame 1ha Cabernet sauvignon 1ha Chardonnay 1ha Merlot 4ha Montepulciano 0.5ha Moscato bianco 1ha Riesling 4ha Sangiovese 0.5ha Sauvignon Blanc 2ha Verdicchio 6ha Vernaccia rossa di Pergola (Aleatico clone)
Vine training system:
double/single Tuscan arch
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic
Harvest period:mid August/mid September
Oenologist:Stefano Tonelli and Marco Gozzi
The Tonelli family have been vignerons for three generations. In 1985 Francesco, an agronomist and a sommelier, decided to leave his job as a teacher and to dedicate himself completely to viticulture and wine making: he searched for rare and old vines of Vernaccia Rossa and had them reproduced by specialised nurseries. He also helped to establish the tiny "Pergola" appellation (of a total vineyard extension of barely 45 hectares and made up of just 3 producers). Francesco is supported by his son Stefano, an oenologist, who, after having worked for a few wineries in Australia, is now helping his father with passion and dedication.