Lungarotti 2001 "Rubesco" Rosso di Torgiano ($14.99)
This is a very dark, garnet-color wine, a blend of Sangiovese and Canailo grapes, showing full, almost grapey aromas of black plums and spice. Juicy and bright, simple but fresh black-fruit flavors and crisp acidity follow the nose in a good, old-country-style table wine, pretty much the way I remember Rubesco from a long time back. US Importer: Paterno Wines International, Lake Bluff, Ill. (Jan 13, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Like the Chianti that it somewhat resembles, Rubesco is food-friendly and compatible with a range of fare, from stereotypical red-sauced Italian-American classics to our choice, free-range chicken fricaseed with lots of green peppers and onions.



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