Wine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva "Zanna", Colline Teramane DOCG, 2010
Wine red garnet color.
The wine has a delicious taste with notes of chocolate, excellent balance, velvety tannins and a long spicy finish.
Complex aroma of wine contains tones of dark berries and red fruits, violets and dried flowers shades and nuances of spices, minerals and skin.
The wine is recommended in conjunction with game and red meat, excellent for mature and blue cheeses.
"Zanna" Riserva - one of the best wines in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and the best in the area Colline Teramane DOCG in the north of Abruzzo. Vineyard "zan" stretched in a hilly area on the right bank of the river Tronto, at an altitude of 287 meters above sea level in the municipality of Controguerra. Very mild climate and the fresh breeze provide excellent conditions for viticulture. "Zanni" Riserva is produced only in the best harvest years. "Zanna" translated from Italian as "wolf fang." In Abruzzo historically always been a lot of wolves, today these animals live in the local National Park. The name of this wine symbolizes a breakthrough Illuminati.
Montepulciano grapes from which the "Zani" Riserva, is one of the most advanced harvesting. After a long aging and careful breeding, destebliruyutsya berries, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature no higher than 30 ° C. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is poured into a 25-gektolitrovye of Slavonian oak barrels, where it matures for 2 years.
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.