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Region: Umbria
Zone: Torgiano DOC(G)

Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 3 years
Storage potential: 7 years

Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG, which in 1991 became Umbria's first DOCG red wine, unquestionably belongs among Italy's most noteworthy and interesting red wines, and the growing number of 'tifosi' can send a big thank you to the producer, the late Giorgio Lugarotti. It's this uncompromising winemaker's red wine, ’Rubesco’, a wine of the Rosso di Torgiano DOC type, which forms the foundation for the Riserva version.

This is an almost brilliant, crystal-clear, ruby red wine. It offers a vinous and delicate aroma, and the taste is dry, harmonious and very ample. The grape composition is the same as in Rosso di Torgiano DOC, namely Sangiovese (50-70%), Canaiolo (15-30%), Ciliegiolo and/or Montepulciano (0-10%).

The wine is grown on the Monticchio field in the Torgiano comune in the Perugia province. This is a delicate and vinous wine that often needs 6-7 years to develop its rich and aristocratic combination of taste and texture.

Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG can be compared, without exaggeration, to the greatest wines within France's Haut-Medoc.

To be fair, we have to add that, for a number of years, Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG didn't really develop that much, but no that more producers are trying their hand at it, the wine is rapidly on its way up again.

if from the large vintages, the wine needs to be kept for at least a decade in order to reach its unmistakably high level. Wine from these vintages develops from a ruby red to an almost mahogany color.

A wine for roast and other strong dishes.

Mandatory aging period is 3 years, of which at least 6 months must be in the bottle. Aging must begin on November 1 of the harvest year.

Shelf life is 7-10 years or more.