Also this year, in the splendid setting of the Verona, will take place the largest Italian wine fair, now in its 54th edition. We will be present, as every year since its inception, in Hall 7, stand B2. We hope many of you will come! For more information: www.vinitaly.com
OperaWine, Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers selected by Wine Spectator was born in 2012. As the name implies, OperaWine is the exclusive event that offers specialized operators from all over the world the opportunity to get to know the 100 best Italian wines. Also this year we will be present with our Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio, 1997 vintage .
In Spring 2019, budding, along with the initiation of shoot growth, took place within the norm, between the end of March and early April. This was, however, followed by a particularly cold and rainy month of May which drastically slowed down vine growth and resulted in delayed flowering; this took place at the end of May for the early-ripening varietals, up to June 10th for the late-ripening reds. Consequently, the phases of veraison and maturation were also delayed by about one month but partially recovered thanks to the July heat, thereby bringing the harvest to its normal timeframe.
The abundant rainfall in May, which followed a dry winter, was instrumental in creating water reserves in the soil, thereby avoiding any type of hydric stress in the vines despite the hot, dry summer.
The harvest was particularly long; it began on August 23rd with the varietals for our spumante base, followed by early-ripening whites and closing the month of August with the Chardonnay for Aurente. September was characterized by wide diurnal ranges and a dry heat which favoured long ripening times for the Torre di Giano white grapes (Grechetto, Vermentino and Trebbiano) that therefore reached the winery with significantly higher sugar levels than in 2018 and perfect acidity levels.
The Sangiovese harvesting for Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio began between the end of September and early October with impeccably healthy grapes of excellent quality. The vineyards higher on the hills experienced earlier ripening; thus, at the end of the first week of October we picked the Sangiovese for classic Rubesco from the mid-hill vineyards, which produced wines that are pleasant, fresh with fruit and with generous acidity.
The 2019 harvest was wrapped up in mid-October with the picking of Sagrantino grapes in Montefalco, confirming a positive and particularly rewarding vintage.
Once again this year, the collaboration between Veronafiere and Wine Spectator presents OperaWine’s seventh edition: the Grand Tasting “Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers” will be held in Verona, Palazzo della Gran Guardia on Saturday April 14th, 2018. During this unique and prestigious preview event to Vinitaly the spotlight will be on the wines selected […]
Surrounded by long rows of Sagrantino grapevines, the Lungarotti winery at Montefalco with its 360° view overlooking Umbria’s most beautiful hillsides, is an enchanting venue to organize a dream Wine-Wedding. The villa’s expansive main hall with its antique architectural style is ideal as a ballroom or reception hall. The surrounding grounds alternate vineyards, rose bushes […]
Early start for harvest 2017, on August 14th: this date will remain in our history as the earliest vintage for Lungarotti! The abnormal season has surely anticipated the cycle of ripening of the plant. The first grapes in the cellar (Chardonnay and Pinot grigio) were rich in concentration and with good acidity – and thus […]
Lungarotti among Italy’s 100 Great Producers at OperaWine, Verona The annual Grand tasting of “Finest Italian Wines, 100 Great Producers” presented by Wine Spectator and Vinitaly Saturday, April 8, 2017 Verona.