Red Wines

Cùmaro

Conero Riserva DOCG
Vine variety

Montepulciano 100%

First year of production

1985

Area of production

Marche, Conero

Cùmaro is one of the most important wines in the story of Umani Ronchi, and it can also be numbered among the founder members of the family of fine wines from the Conero area. It was created in the mid eighties to celebrate the Montepulciano variety of vine, and an area close to the sea with highly calcareous soils, using methods based on very strict selection of grapes in the vineyard and what were, at least for then, modern techniques of vinification and ageing. The name Cùmaro is a tribute to Mount Conero, komaros in Greek, which means ‘arbutus’: an ever- green shrub which grows freely in its woodlands. Since 2004 the wine has been entitled to the appellation “DOCG (Guaranteed and Controlled Denomination of Origin) Conero Riserva”. 

general characteristics

The vineyard from which Cùmaro originates is situated on the edge of the municipality of Osimo, facing south-east, at a height of about 150 meters above sea level. The terrain, which started out as marine formations from the Pleiocene-Pleistocene era, consists of deep and particularly calcareous soils. The yield is kept within strict limits by very close pruning and targeted thinning, and can vary from five to six tons per hectare according to the season.
Vineyards details
The grapes are picked by hand, and collected and transported in boxes. Montepulciano is a fairly late variety. Harvesting does not normally begin before the second ten days in October, when the grapes have reached peak condition with an advanced degree of phenolic ripening.
The grapes are destalked and lightly crushed, then fermented at 27-29°C in steel fermentation tanks for 12-14 days with natural yeasts. Subsequently, the wine moves on to the malolactic fermentation stage, at the end of which it is aged in 225 litre oak barriques for a period of 12-14 months. After bottling, Cùmaro is left to age further, in a temperature-controlled environment, for about 6-8 months.
75 cl, 1.5, 3 litre bottles

winemaker's notes

Deep ruby red colour with garnet tints, presenting an intense bouquet, with the emergence at the start of fine ripe plum, blackcurrant and morello fruit, and a spiced finish of black pepper, vanilla and tobacco. Soft and enfolding in the mouth, with well-smoothed tannins and a pleasant chocolatey finish.

Tasting Suggestion

Serving glass

A large glass, with a fairly broad body. This allows the correct oxygenation of red wines which have had long ageing in bottle and whose tannins have taken on a softer character, developing complex tertiary aromas which will be well-concentrated in the narrower opening of the glass.

Pairings

A fine companion for rare-cooked red meat, game-birds and mature cheese.

Ideal serving temperature

18-20 °C

Awards and recognitions

93 punti - Annata 2013
Vitae 2015
Vitae 2015
Quattro Viti - Annata 2010
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
jamessuckling.com - Oct. 2015
90/100 - Vintage 2011
Vini d’Italia 2013
Vini d’Italia 2013
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2009
Wine Enthusiast - Lug 2013
Wine Enthusiast - Lug 2013
90/100 - Annata 2009
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
92/100 - Annata 2008
Vini d’Italia 2012
Vini d’Italia 2012
Due Bicchieri Rossi - Annata 2008
Slow Wine 2012
Slow Wine 2012
Grande Vino - Annata 2008
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2011 - CA
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2011 - CA
Médaille d'Or - Annata 2007
Vini d’Italia 2011
Vini d’Italia 2011
Tre Bicchieri - Annata 2007
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2010 - CA
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2010 - CA
Médaille d'Argent - Annata 2007
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Bronze Medal - Annata 2006
I Vini di Veronelli 2010
I Vini di Veronelli 2010
Super Tre Stelle - Annata 2006
London Int. Wine Challenge UK 2008
London Int. Wine Challenge UK 2008
Bronze Medal - Annata 2005

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Umani Ronchi wines can be ordered directly from the Wine shop for dispatch to anywhere in the world. We accept bookings and purchases by telephone or e-mail.

puntovendita@umanironchi.it
+39 071 7108716

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