Riparosso 2017

ILLUMINATI

Riparosso
2017

Product code
328997
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)
Region
Abruzzo
Appellation
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Varietal(s)
Montepulciano 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane is Abruzzo’s jewel in the crown, a fact confirmed by its promotion to DOCG status in 2003. Situated in Central Italy, its name (Colline Teramane) means hills of Teramo, and it is thanks to this prime hilly site with outstanding growing conditions that the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo gem can shine. This territory in the province of Teramo, with its special microclimate and good soil structure, is located between the high peaks of the Gran Sasso National...

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Winemaking notes

The grapes are de-stemmed and very softly crushed and processed, followed by a long-term maceration of the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28°C . Once malolactic fermentation has taken place, the wine is aged inside Slavonian oak barrels for approximately six months, after which bottling takes place.

Tasting notes

Ruby red in color, displaying violet highlights in its youth. Delicious red fruit aromas on the nose with a deep, full and harmonious palate and lingering hint of licorice on the finish. Pairs well with braised meat, game, and semi-matured cheeses.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 92 points -

August 2019

Lots of soaked fruit, but delivered in a fresh, vibrant mode. Dark cherries, brambleberries, elderberry essence and notes of tar and ash linger on the nose. The abundant dark fruit belies the rather fine and sleek, medium-bodied palate that follows, delivering pretty acid crunch and a precise finish.

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