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Contri Corterosso Trilogia di Corteviola Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $9

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Over all vintages, this was the 9968th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 27977th

Price History for Contri Corterosso Trilogia di Corteviola Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Grape Variety

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, Sangiovese equated to roughly one in every 10 vines on the Italian peninsula. The quality of Sangiovese wine can be notoriously variable, though in the 1980s, drastically improved winemaking techniques saw a significant shift toward more quality-oriented releases. Sangiovese has numerous clones and is consequently known by many synonyms in its native Italy.

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Region
  • Rubicone IGT is a key IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title of the Emilia-Romagna region in central Italy. It covers the provinces of Forli-Cesena, Ravenna and Rimini, as well as the south-eastern half of Bologna – an area which corresponds almost precisely to the former Romagna region that was absorbed into Emilia-Romagna in 1860 during Italy's Risorgimento (unification). There have been ongoing proposals to unite the above three provinces once again into a 'Romagna' province, but none has so far succeeded.

    The name Rubicone is taken from the famous Rubicon River, crossed by Julius Caesar at the start of the Great Roman Civil War (49-45 BC). It was also chosen as the name for the Forli-Cesena province during the period of Napoleonic rule in the f ...more

  • Emilia IGT (or dell'Emilia IGT when prefixed by the name of a grape variety) is a key IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title of the Emilia-Romagna region in central Italy.

    Emilia-Romagna is formed from two historical areas, Emilia and Romagna. As implied by its name, ...more

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