2019 Umani Ronchi Montepulciano Organic
The province of Ancona, Eastern Italy is the ancestral home to the noble Verdicchio and the Montepulciano grape from Rosso Conero. The unique style of Umani Ronchi wines comes from this region, framed by hills that meet the waters of the Adriatic Sea. Originally a family farm owned by Gino Umani Ronchi, it was bought by a young Massimo Bernetti who saw the potential for Ancona as a quality wine growing region. After converting the farm to viticulture, Massimo took a step back with his son, Michele Bernetti now at the helm. With both father and son having an unrelenting focus on quality Umani Ronchi is producing some truly astonishing wines. Along a narrow strip of land, sandwiched between the Adriatic coast on one side and the Apennine mountains on the other grows Verdicchio. This has been its country since the 14th Century and it grows here unlike anywhere else. As for Montepulciano the wine in the bottle is just as beautiful as the grapes on the vine. It is grown in the ancient pelago tradition, with the grapes hanging down off a canopy of vines, an image that would be familiar to a wine grower 1000 years ago. These two varieties are vinified in Umani Ronchi’s new cellar, which made the top 10 for Italy’s most beautiful cellars, the most prestigious award of them all. Umani Ronchi was faced with a decision, whether to farm conventionally or organically. They chose organic with the firm belief that this practice simply means better wine. Fertilizers for the vineyards are strictly organic, they recycle energy through photovoltaic panels and they use sustainable materials. Their glass is lighter to reduce CO2 emissions and their bottle stoppers are made from sugar canes that are 100% recyclable. With Umani Ronchi wines winning major awards every year around the world, their decision has been vindicated time and time again.
What The Critics Say
"Montepulciano is a tremendous grape, full of plummy depth, but since it is mostly grown in some of Italy's more rustic wine areas, too often the flavours are rustic too. But this one captures all the dark plum core of flavour but balances it with nice bright acid which allows the fruit to be juicy and mouth-watering even as the wine itself is pretty solid."
Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"It’s hard to pull away from the glass, as the 2019 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Podere wafts up notes of crushed violets, sweet spice, blackberries and wet stone. It’s soft and round, further soothing the senses with a pure display of ripe red berries as cooling acids maintain freshness. Purple-tinged florals and salty minerals linger, making for a pleasant conclusion to such a satisfying glass." Drink 2021 - 2025
93/100 and 5 Stars Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)
"The wine is sweetly fruited and immediately appealing on the nose showing Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, floral and hazelnut characters with a touch of spicy complexity. It is ripe and beautifully rounded on the palate with vibrant fruit flavours backed by silky tannins, finishing delightfully long and soothing."
|Maturity||2021 - 2025|
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