• "Costalupo" Bianco Controguerra DOC 2018

      “Costalupo” Bianco Controguerra DOC 2018

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

      "Not quite as fresh as it could be, but not oxidative either; the fruit sits more in the peach and apricot-tart zone. Full-bodied and nicely weighted with some real density and a touch of minerality on the finish." James Suckling

      • 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: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Appetizers
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12020218 ·  0,75 l · 7,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      5,95 €
    • "Campirosa" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Campirosa” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Strong rosé wine with fruity cherry and raspberry notes in the fragrance, soft and harmonious on the palate with a fresh acid wire. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A wealth of tart cherry and wet stone aromas start off this excellent example of Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. A well-rounded, juicy palate is driven by drawing acidity, rounded out by plenty of watermelon and cherry flavors. Light spice and delicate tannins frame it all." Wine Enthusiast

      "Vivid light ruby-pink. Pure, refreshing aromas and flavors of red fruit and herbs, enlivened by strokes of fresh citrus fruit. Finishes with a hint of white pepper and very good length." VINOUS

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 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: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,60 €
    • "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 Acid: 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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      6,75 €
    • "Ilico" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2016

      “Ilico” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2016

      Deep red color, in the nose fascinates a complex aromatic spectrum. The ripe berry scent dominates, with hints of plums and tobacco. Powerful and intense on the palate, rich in extracts, with juicy soft tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of ripe forest berries and black cherry meld with tobacco and peppery spice on the nose. The palate is tightly wound yet shows good concentration of fruit, supported by fine, sandy tannins and tangy acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 month oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022616 · 0,75 l · 9,85 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €7,39 €
    • Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2018

      Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2018

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

      "Vivid straw-yellow. Lime, lemon and green apple on the fresh nose. Then flavors similar to the aromas, with hints of sage and minerals adding layers and interest. Nicely done." Vinous

      "Fresh lemons and limes here, as well as guava peel and gooseberries. Bright and citrusy on the light-to medium-bodied palate, the acidity extending confidently through the mineral finish." James Suckling

      • 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: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Vitello Tonnato, Caprese, Antipasti
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12020118 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      7,95 €
    • 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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      7,95 €
    • "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-month oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022315 · 0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • "Lumen" Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2011

      “Lumen” Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2011

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

      "Fully saturated ruby. The supple, fleshy and toasty mouthfeel is very typical of Lumen, as are the lightly sweet aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blackberry nectar, coffee and cocoa. There’s also greater freshness and lift than usual, perhaps surprisingly given the vintage, characterized by a very hot August. Finsihes long with echoes of sweet plum, spices and coffee lingering." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Harmonious and medium- to full-bodied, with sculpted tannins and flavors of baked blackberry, fig cake, loamy earth and licorice. Offers a lingering finish of aromatic dried herb and spice." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :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: 33,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,72
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022411 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      24,90 €
    • "Pieluni" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2013

      “Pieluni” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2013

      True to the style of the house, Riserva Pieluni has an excellent structure. Spicy, interwoven fruit aromas, underpinned by a fine vanilla note, which are intensified in the remarkably deep and long taste. The dense, pleasant tannin underlines the elegance of Illuminati's top product from Colline Teramane, probably Abruzzo's best denomination for Montepulciano. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 110 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,74
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022513 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "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

      • 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-month oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022913 · 1,5 l · 30,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      45,90 €
    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