Umani Ronchi<br />2015 Centovie Montepulciano d'Abruzzo<br>Italy

Umani Ronchi
2015 Centovie Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Abruzzo | Italy
GRAPES Montepulciano
APPELLATION Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
93 points, Wine Review Online |
93 points, The Tasting Panel |
92 points, Wine Spectator |
92 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
93 points, The Tasting Panel
“This 100% Montepulciano is made from organically farmed grapes grown on clay loam, over 650 feet in elevation. ML in steel tanks and then aged in oak for 12-14 months. It rests in bottle for an additional 6-8 months. Enticing aromas of subtly spiced dark fruit, bright and earthy. The palate has a chalkiness with high acidity, making it a wonderful food wine. The texture morphs as it pairs with salmon, red sauces and becomes more fruit-forward. This wine defines balance of power..”

93 points, Wine Review Online
“This is the wine to change the minds of those who underestimate Montepulciano d’Abruzzo as a simple, grapey wine to drink absent-mindedly with pizza. Bulk renditions made in the southernmost section of Abruzzo do fit that description (and are responsible for underestimations of that sort), but quality-conscious producers in the north who control yields and vinify and age carefully can make something distinctive, delicious and downright delightful from the Montepulciano variety. This wine shows its seriousness as soon as it becomes visible in a glass, with a very dark, deeply pigmented appearance. The aromas and flavors are fruit-driven but neither simple nor grapey, with blackberry and black raspberry notes showing wonderfully bright, fresh tones, with very attractive spice accents. The bright acidity (surprising and impressive in light of the quite warm 2015 vintage) provides lift to what is actually a formidably rich body, and what is most uncanny about the wine is that it is so big but yet so fresh. This combination lends real versatility for food-pairing purposes and also makes it a year-round winner. Made with organic grapes, this 2015 is the debut release of this wine, which will change a lot of minds regarding just how fine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo can be.”

92 points, James Suckling
“A ripe and attractive montepulciano that shows dark cherries, blackberry compote and vanilla. Full-bodied, round and chewy with lots of essence-like fruit.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
"A balanced, medium- to full-bodied red, with a pretty skein of spice lacing the creamed black cherry, dusty sage, licorice snap and iron flavors. Fresh and focused, featuring supple tannins that define the lingering finish. Drink now through 2028.”

About The Winery
The Umani Ronchi story is one of ancient vines, land, and people. It began more than half a century ago at Cupramontana, in the heart of Verdicchio Classico country, and has spread further. Today, Umani Ronchi is owned by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who since 1959 have been making superb quality craft wines, coaxing the best out of the Verdicchio and Montepulciano grapes that find their finest expression in the Marche and Abruzzo regions. For over ten years, Umani Ronchi has been a member of the Istituto del Vino di Qualità - Grandi Marchi, which unites over nineteen of Italy’s greatest wine brands. Umani Ronchi continues to be family-run with Michele Bernetti at the helm, and his father, Massimo, acting as chair.