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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC ‘Lumeggio di Rosso’

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Tasting Notes

Lumeggio di Rosso is a great introduction to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from a top, trustworthy producer such as Illuminati, with 130 hectares of estate-owned vineyards and over 120 years of family tradition. The name comes from a specific painting technique called ‘lumeggiare‘, highlighting with brush strokes. Made with 100% Montepulciano grapes, all sourced from hillside vineyards, aged in 25hl Slavonian oak barrels for 7/8 months followed by 3/4 months in bottle prior to release.

A lively red, with lively, clean aromas of violet and strawberry. Full-bodied and well-rounded in the mouth with a long, smooth finish. Lumeggio di Rosso is very versatile and the perfect accompaniment to red meat, game, poultry, lamb and semi-aged cheese. Enjoy with pizza and pasta too.

 – 2016 rated 91 Vinous

- 2017 rated 91 JS

 

Winery

Illuminati

Region

Abruzzo

Varietal

100% Montepulciano

Location of Vineyards

Estate-owned vineyards in Controguerra, on hillside.

Orientation

Norhteast

Altitude

260 mt asl

Type of Planting

Sustainable

Soil

Medium loam with clay deposits

Type of Cultivation

Pergola Abruzzese suspension system, 3mt by 3mt with approx 1,100 vines per hectares.

Vinification

The grapes are meticulously sorted and picked in the first 10 days of October. They are destalked, gently crushed and fermented with skin contact according to the traditional method. The lenghty skin maceration takes place in stainless stell fermentation vessels at controlled temperatures which must not exceed 28 degrees.

Aging

Once malolactic fermentation is complete, it is aged in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels for a period of about 7-8 months followed by 3-4 month in bottle.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

150,000 bottles

Oenologist

Claudio Cappellacci, Giorgio Marone