• "Campirosa" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2020

      “Campirosa” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2020

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

      "The 2020 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Campirosa takes some time to open in the glass. Swirling unlocks its fresh strawberry and cherry notes, laced with sweet florals. It's silky-smooth and soothes with ripe red fruits and juicy acids. Hints of licorice, exotic spice and nuanced tannins come forward through the close, seeming to linger for nearly a minute. The Campirosa is already very easy to like, but take your time with it today, or lose a bottle or two in the cellar until next year." Vinous

      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous: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 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: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Costalupo" Bianco Controguerra DOC 2020

      “Costalupo” Bianco Controguerra DOC 2020

      Fresh Cuvée from predominantly Trebbiano and thus typical for Abruzzo. Very harmonious and beautifully fruity in smell and taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:91 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: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: starters
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,50 €
    • "Riparosso" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Riparosso” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

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

      "Vanilla notes on the nose with very ripe fruit aromas. Fresh on the palate with smooth texture." Decanter

      "Savory tones of dried tobacco and mentholated herbs ride over a ripe bramble-berry core on the nose. The light-bodied palate follows suit, adding in a tangy crushed stone. There's real grip to the tannins but the succulent, crunchy fruit offers a fine counterbalance." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riparosso opens up with violette pastille, blueberries and sweet spice, neatly framed by a whiff of savory herbs. It boasts soft, fleshy textures and ripe black fruits while leaving salty minerals and vibrant acids to slowly fizzle out. This is long, persistent and fruit-focused, yet it maintains balance, leaving pretty inner florals and the slight tug of youthful tannin." Vinous

      "A medium-bodied red with aromas of sour cherries, lavender, crushed stones and cedar. Firm, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Decanter :88 points / bronze medal
      • 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: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      6,70 €
    • Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2020

      Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2020

      straw yellow, finely and richly scented with 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

      • Luca Maroni: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: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: vitello tonnato, caprese, antipasti
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,70 €
    • Passerina Controguerra DOC 2020

      Passerina Controguerra DOC 2020

      Passerina is a widespread autochthonous grape variety, especially in Abruzzo or Marche, which has awakened from its slumber in recent years. Pale yellow, fresh citrus bouquet with exotic notes and equipped with a nice acid structure, it is an always reliable companion of the Mediterranean cuisine and also a joyful pleasure solo. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Passerina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,27
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: smoked/grilled fish
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,70 €
    • "Ilico" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Ilico” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Deep red colour, fascinating complex aroma spectrum on the nose. Dominated by the ripe berry scent, with hints of plums and tobacco. Powerful and intense on the palate, rich in extract, with juicy soft tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Well-meshed aromas of wet tobacco, menthol and dark cherry drive the dense nose, with an energetic lift from peppery thyme. Grippy red plum skin and cherry notes are fleshed out by juicy waves of acidity on the midpalate. Come the finish, everything cinches up into a neat package." Wine Enthusiast

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12022618 · 0,75 l · 10,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,90 €
    • "Zanna" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2017

      “Zanna” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2017

      Deep dark ruby red. Full, deep and explosive bouquet reminiscent of dark berries, tobacco and liquorice. Illuminati's single-vineyard classic Zanna, with its elegant, very complex taste and delicate oak spice, leaves nothing to be desired every year. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 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: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,50 €
    • "Lumen" Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2015

      “Lumen” Rosso Controguerra Riserva DOC 2015

      The intoxicating Lumen from Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon combines a deep colour with a full bouquet and reminds of blackberries, raspberries and plums. A dense structure supports the soft, flattering taste with ripe fruit and well-integrated wood components. Solidly built, with sympathetic tannins and a long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Rosso Riserva Lumen is deeply alluring. A dark and rich display of crushed rocks give way to black cherries, plum sauce, brown spice and minty herbs. This is velvety and elegant, balanced by cool-toned black fruits and brisk acids, with balsamic and savory herbal tones resonating over a fine layer of grippy tannins. The 2015 Lumen is persistent, staining to the senses, yet also youthfully structured, tapering off dry with a mineral thrust. This impressive blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon needs some time to flesh out and integrate its oak, but it will be worth the wait." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinous:92 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: 2029+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      28,90 €
    • "Pieluni" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2015

      “Pieluni” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2015

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

      "The 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Pieluni opens up with a seductive display of rich plums, crushed black cherries, mentholated herbs and Indian spice. This is silky and textural, soothing the palate with ripe black fruits, as a complex web of minerals and fine-grained tannins settle in. Blueberries, currants, mocha and hints of tobacco linger throughout the long and structured finale. The 2015 Pieluni is nicely balanced and classy, yet it needs another year or two of cellaring to show its best." Vinous

      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • 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 Acidity: 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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    • "Zanna" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2015 <br>MAGNUM

      “Zanna” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG 2015 · MAGNUM

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

      "On the gentle hills of the Colline Terramane subzone in northern Abruzzo, the Illuminati family cultivates its vines: Inviting aromas of wild berries, tobacco and liquorice; balanced in the mouth, the tannins well integrated, finishes with a long fruity finish full of character. Goes well with game dishes." Vinum

      "Aromas of crushed herbs and spiced cherry show a pleasing depth on the nose. Medium in weight, the palate brings juicy red cherry, tobacco and earth, with slightly sandy tannins rising up on the finish. Sourced from a single vineyard in the Colline Teramane DOCG, it shows very good vibrancy and concentration." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Zanna explodes from the glass with a seductive mix of crushed blackberries and Marasca cherries, infused with exotic brown spices, notes of rosemary and shaved cedar. Silky textures coat the palate, yet they are quickly contrasted by tart wild berry fruits and minerals as brisk acids tug at the cheeks. This The Zanna closes long and structured, clenching the senses in grippy tannin, while blue and purple-toned fruits and florals linger. The 2015 needs at least a few years of cellaring to help ease its tannic clout, at which point it should be a stellar rendition of Illuminati's Zanna." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % 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: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      49,90 €
    About the winemakersDino IlluminatiAbruzzo
    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