- 100% Montepulciano
Umani Ronchi Montipagano, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Italy
This organic Montepulciano has plentiful fresh red berries that leads onto pleasing herbal flavours and subtle notes of spice from the oak. The palate is medium-bodied, with elegant, well-rounded tannins and a long, fresh finish.
Umani Ronchi’s Montipagano Monteluciano underlines the main qualities of these grapes: the ability to obtain extremely pleasant wines, with an authentic personality.
The Umani Ronchi story began in 1957 when Gino Umani Ronchi established a small farm in the heart of the Verdicchio Classico region. It was just a few years later that the Bianchi-Bernetti family purchased the farm and although they retained the original name, they have certainly put their own indelible stamp on it. With 210 hectares under vine in Castelli di Jesi, Conero and Abruzzo, and a dedicated winemaking facility in each of these regions, they have achieved scale whilst still retaining an unwavering focus on typicity and quality. The result is a range of wines which highlights both the versatility and the quality potential of the Marche’s and Abruzzo’s native grape varieties.
The grapes come from an organic vineyard planted at 200 metres above sea-level with a south-western exposure. The soils are a mix of sand and clay, with a large number of small stones. The grapes were harvested by hand.
The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed into stainless steel tanks and the must underwent alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 26-28°C lasting ten to twelve days. Following alcoholic fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, and a proportion of the wine was then passed into oak barrels for a short period of maturation.