TRAVELING TO UMBRIA, ITALY, MR. FERRUCCIO LAMBORGHINI FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SOFT ROLLING HILLS LANDSCAPE.
AFTER HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE FAMOUS CAR MANUFACTURING HE DECIDED TO GO BACK TO HIS ROOTS: BEING A FARMER IN 1968.
HOW TO ENJOY ROSSO WINE
- Service temperature - 60ºF
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (60°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
Aging: 6 months in french oak tonneaux and minimum of 4 months aging in the bottle.
Variety: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Taste: A clean fruit characterizes the attack on the palate.
Color: Intense ruby red
Smell: Red berry fruit and slight spiciness.
Aging Potential: 3-5 years
LAMBORGHINI '68 ITALIA
UMBRIA ROSSO AND OUTSTANDING QUALITIES
Flamboyant but still dry, young but still composed, this rosso is a multifaceted delight that is difficult to capture in words.
Most drinkers highlight the Trescone's red berry and cherry notes. Others detect lowlights of blanched almond and milk chocolate. At Lamborghini Wine, we revel in the torrefaction that comes from hints of tobacco and smoked oak chips.
All agree that the wine’s complexity only contributes to the drinkability of this medium-bodied red. Great wine is intricate rather than complicated, and while appreciation takes practice, enjoyment never should.
Just remember that the Trescone is a young red, and drink within three to five years.
ROSSO ELEGANT AND REFINED
A rosso wine that dances on the tongue. Rosso delivers a true feast for the senses with its intense ruby color, red-berry nose, and spicy finish. This fruit-forward red blend may drink easily, but it leaves a lasting impression.
An Umbria rosso is defined by more than its climate and rich soil. Culture, history, process — these elements also comprise its unique terroir, that touchstone of viticulture that is so difficult to describe.
Our rosso wine takes its name from the trescone, a traditional dance performed during the harvest. In our Trescone, the native sangiovese grape skips alongside merlot and cabernet sauvignon, two foreign grapes the forward-thinking Lamborghini introduced to his vineyards in the 1970s.
The rosso wine reflects the luxuriance of the region of Umbria. Modern and fresh, the wine dances lively on the palate while still paying tribute to the Umbrian history and people.
ROSSO ITALIAN WINE AND PAIRINGS
Rosso Italian wine goes well with everything from pasta to grilled meats. Bring it to your next summer barbecue, or pair it with a rich winter stew. This rosso wine is versatile enough for every occasion.
You can also enjoy Italian rosso with some cheese before dinner.* Try matching the Umbria rosso with its compatriots in the region. Umbria is famous for its pecorino, but it also produces a large amount of caciotta and ricotta salata cheeses.
The absolutely perfect rosso meal, though, is homemade Italian pizza. Keep things simple with lean Neapolitan dough, the best mozzarella you can find, and plenty of tomato and basil. Or heat things up with a spicy Sicillian pizza sauce, a base that seems to demand sausage or pepperoni.
*If you do serve the Trescone with cheese, we suggest decanting the wine if the cheese is particularly delicate. After pouring the rosso into your decanter, let it sit for an hour before serving