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Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Canaiolo Colorino 2012 Wine Review

Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Canaiolo Colorino 2012

Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Canaiolo Colorino 2012

Rosso Di Torgiano, Umbria D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lungarotti

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Very tart, acidic and tannic: sour cherry notes with blackened earth. Perfect for a tangy, acidic tomato sauce best served in a rustic Italian taverna with Mamma coaxing you to eat more ... You are too thin! This rustic Italian red wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Canailo and Colorino grapes. Lots of minerality and earthy notes.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Canaiolo Colorino 2012 was reviewed on July 23, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Alex: Rustic, savoury and old school in every way is the 2012 Lungarotti Rubesco. Thyme and sage dried herbs season rich plum and zesty sour cherry tones with a background touch of potpourri and old leather comprise the nose. The palate is largely medium-bodied with prickly acids and a fair dollop of chalky grape tannin. Spicy, savoury, very much like a pasta it would pair best with. Veal parmigiano anyone? 88 pts
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A decent Italian red blend with mild floral and berry aromas. The palate is med bodied with moderate acidity and grippy tannins. This wine not necessarily out of balance but lacks a bit of complexity in flavours. Enjoy with a meaty pizza. Tasted July 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
The name of this wine, Rubesco, is Italian for "blush," but it doesn't mean a rose or pink wine as it might in California. Rather this robust red wine is named for the blushing you experience physiologically when in love. - Community Wine Reviews

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