Wine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo "Riparosso" DOC, 2012, gift box, 1.5 L
Wine red ruby color with purple highlights.
Wine has harmonious, full, deep, rounded and full-bodied flavor that finishes long finish with hints of licorice.
In a pleasant and persistent bouquet of wine is dominated by aromas of red fruits.
The wine is recommended to serve with grilled and stewed red meat, game, noble poultry, lamb dishes, or a kid, as well as cheeses average exposure.
Montepulciano grapes for wine making "Riparosso" grown in the municipality of Controguerra at an altitude of 260 meters above sea level. Soil - the average texture tending to clay. The grapes are harvested, usually in early October, after careful selection. Berries are pressed and vinified in the traditional "red" style with a long maceration on the skins in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C. After completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 25 hl for 6 months, after which it is bottled, where it is refined for another 2-3 months before selling.
Region located in the north of the Abruzzo region, between the Adriatic and the Apennines, famous for very good natural conditions and climate, making for a long time to grow grapes here. Known remarkable story, according to which after the battle on Lake Trasimeno, Hannibal the Great discovered near Controguerra place where the wine was produced, which has healing properties, this wine has helped strengthen the forces of his troops. It was here in the second half of the XIX century lived a passionate winemaker Nicolas Illuminati, who in 1890 began to grow grapes, and founded his own winery, called Fattoria Nico.
Nicola instilled a love of winemaking to his grandson Dino Illuminati, which today continues the tradition of producing fine wine, using tricks of the trade of his famous grandfather and advanced winemaking technology, which he led the family company to the next level. In a perfect fusion of traditional and modern methods are born unique wine, each bottle of which - trading.
Vineyards stretch of 150 acres of soil consists of clay, sand and impurities siliceous rocks. Carried out work in the vineyards have significantly improved properties of traditional varieties, which allowed to obtain valuable and rare wine. Dino Illuminati has repeatedly won awards and titles: "Winemaker of the Year" prize "Gran Canal", the national "Oscar", recognizing him as one of the best winemakers in Italy. Today, the company's outstanding wines are known all over the world, they are suitable for feasts, and for the collection of Italian wine connoisseurs.