With the new vintages of Rubesco – Rosso di Torgiano DOC, based on Sangiovese and Colorino, and Torre di Giano – Bianco di Torgiano DOC, based on Vermentino, Trebbiano and Grechetto, we introduce the new lighter bottles which will lead to saving of CO2 emissions during bottle transportation by more than 35%. A choice already […]
“Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards” 2020, tantissima Italia in nomination”
Con gioia e orgoglio vi annunciamo che il nostro Attilio Persia, agronomo delle cantine Lungarotti, è in lizza come Viticulturist of the Year! Competenza, professionalità e grande passione!
“Wine is made in the vineyards, not in the winery,” is the motto at Umbria’s Lungarotti Winery, the first in the region certified by the Ministry of the Environment’s V.I.V.A. (Evaluation of the Impact of Viticulture on the Environment) program. Devoted to sustainability, agronomist Attilio Persia works closely with enologist Vincenzo Pepe to respect the vine, biodiversity of the soil and of the vineyard environment at Lungarotti.
New Awards from the prestigious FALSTAFF magazine for our wines during the 2020 edition of “Umbria Trophy” – Umbrien Tasting 2020. Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 2015, Torgiano Rosso Riserva – 95 pt. L’U Rosso 2018 , Umbria IGT Rosso – 92 pt. Torre di Giano Vigna il Pino 2017, Torgiano Bianco DOC – 92 pt. […]
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.
Also this year we will be present with many news and events organized at PAD 7 STAND B2 of Verona Fiere from 19 to 22 April for the 2020 edition of the most important Italian wine event. For more info visit the website: www.vinitaly.com
Great Italian wines have risen to the international forefront on the occasion of the Italian presidency of the UN Security Council, which began on November 1st after ten years of intermission. The wines – all of special vintages with great prestige and image – were presented by the Italian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, […]
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 […]