• "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
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • 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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      12022818 ·  0,75 l · 8,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      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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      stored air-conditioned

      12022118 · 0,75 l · 9,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      6,75 €
    • 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

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      • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      12020318 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      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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      stored air-conditioned

      12022315 · 0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • "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. Shipping8 units available

      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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      stored air-conditioned

      12022913 · 1,5 l · 30,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping8 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