• "Costalupo" Bianco Controguerra DOC 2019

      “Costalupo” Bianco Controguerra DOC 2019

      Light, fresh cuvée from predominantly Trebbiano and therefore typical of Abruzzo. Very harmonious and nicely fruity in aroma and taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Trebbiano, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Passerina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months in stainless steel tank
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Appetizers
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,24 €
    • "Campirosa" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2019

      “Campirosa” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2019

      Authentic rosé wine with fruity notes of cherry and raspberry on the nose, soft and harmonious on the palate with a fresh acid wire. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2019 Campirosa Cerasuolo explodes from the glass with aromas of ripe black cherry and sage, with crushed stone contrasting sweet florals. It floods the palate with silky richness, nearly oily in texture, yet perfectly balanced by brisk acids, as ripe red fruits dazzle the senses, mixed with minerals and zesty acidity. The finish is long with a staining of floral-laced fruits and lingering minerals." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,43 €
    • "Riparosso" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Riparosso” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      The craggy, red-toned rocky landscape of the Ripe, in the immediate vicinity of the vineyards, gave the Riparosso its name. Its intense bouquet of tender-fresh character is beguiling, the velvety and mild taste absolutely seductive. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 8 months large oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,64
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,58 €
    • Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2019

      Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2019

      Straw yellow fine and rich in ripe fruit and white flowers, reminiscent of meadow herbs and citrus fruits. Slightly spicy taste, full-bodied and nicely persistent. Good balance between structure and softness. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pecorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Vitello Tonnato, Caprese, Antipasti
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,41 €
    • Passerina Controguerra DOC 2018

      Passerina Controguerra DOC 2018

      Passerina is an autochthonous grape variety that is particularly widespread in Abruzzo and Marche, and has awoken from its slumber in recent years. Stohgelb, fresh citrus bouquet with exotic notes and a beautiful acid structure, he is always a reliable companion of the Mediterranean cuisine and also solo a joy-giving pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Passerina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Smoked/grilled fish
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12020318 · 0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,75 €
    • "Zanna" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2015

      “Zanna” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2015

      Deep dark ruby red. Full, deep bouquet reminiscent of dark berries. Its classic and elegant taste with a delicate oak spice leaves nothing to be desired. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      18,13 €
    • "Lumen" Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2015

      “Lumen” Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2015

      The rousing lumen of Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon combines a deep colour with a full bouquet and reminds of blackberries, raspberries and plums. The soft, flattering taste with ripe fruit components is based on a dense structure. Solidly structured, sympathetic-edged tannins and long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,68
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      25,25 €
    • "Zanna" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2013 <br>MAGNUM

      “Zanna” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2013 · MAGNUM

      Refined - the Zanna with its bouquet reminiscent of dark berries. Its classic and elegant taste with a delicate oak spice leaves nothing to be desired. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Generous black-fruit character and, in spite of all the ripeness, a rather nice balance of fruit, fleshiness, moderately dry tannins and lively acidity. This would be a good choice for cassoulet or game stews." James Suckling

      "Well-honed aromas of spiced black currant and dark cherry meld with bits of anise, clove and wild mint on the nose of this single-vineyard wine. The medium-bodied palate is taut in feel, broadened out by some dark fruit weight and supported by finely meshed tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "The Illuminati 2013 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva Zanna offers black fruit, plum, spice, tar and an aged hint of licorice or ash. This wine unwinds in Slavonian oak cask for two years, an aging process that adds to the polished or dusty quality of its mouthfeel. This is a mid-weight red with smooth elegance and grace." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      44,74 €
    About the winemakers
    Dino Illuminati
    Abruzzo
    Dino Illuminati

    When the winery was first called Fattoria Nico, named after the founder Nicola Illuminati, the wine, initially produced in small quantities, was still bottled in glass balloons. Since the 1970s, the Abruzzi estate, which dates back to the late 19th century and has long been known under the name Dino Illuminati, has undergone major quality upsurges. Today the wines are sought after all over the world. Every year, six out of ten bottles are exported to five continents. The family winery is situated between the sea and the mountains, almost on the border with the Marches, in the municipality of Controguerra in the DOCG Colline Teramane. The owner and eponym of the company, which is now in its fourth generation, is the winemaker Dino Illuminati, who is well over 80 years old and still determines the course of the estate today. 'Cavaliere del Lavoro' known. The grandson of the founder was decisively responsible for the development of the region of origin. Today Dino is supported by his wife Marina and his son Stefano, but also by his siblings Lorenzo and Anna.

    The area around Controguerra is one of the most productive wine-growing zones in Abruzzo. The area used in the Azienda Agricola Dino Illuminati for the cultivation of red and white grapes has increased almost ninefold over the years from 15 hectares in the beginning to the present day. The grey eminence of the Colline Teramane is gladly quoted with the words: "I chose the wine and forgot everything else. But I've never regretted it." The estate manager, who is far from being an old hand, has the most modern technology at his disposal for the vinification of his noble wines. The traditional and in their way unique high-quality wines age in barriques and Slavonian oak barrels.

    The seventeen wines prepared in the cellar - red, white and rosé - are wines with a strong character and often very terroir-specific. One of the three flagships is - besides Pieluni and Lumen - the Zanna, a classic Montepulciano of this Abruzzo cultivation zone. The noble wine, which has often been ennobled with a set of three glasses by the wine guideGambero Rosso, is not only able to easily compete with competing products due to its complexity, fullness and personality strength, but is also probably the best Colline Teramane ever. The grapes used for this noble plant come from a vineyard that is more than 45 years old and has a great Abruzzo pergola education. Dino named his wine Pieluni after his three grandchildren Pierpaolo, Ludovica and Nicola. The red wines of the house Illuminati are almost exclusively made from Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. SUPERIORE.DE

    "You write Controguerra and read Colline Teramane. And here in this winery the adventure of the Colline Teramane began for this wonderful region of Abruzzo."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1890
    • Owner: Dino Illuminati
    • Annual production: approx. 1,200,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 130 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation