Cùmaro

Conero Riserva DOCG

Cùmaro

First vintage: 1985

Montepulciano 100%

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”.

33° vendemmia

Characteristics

DENOMINATION

Conero Riserva DOCG

GRAPE VARIETIES

Montepulciano 100%

AREA OF PRODUCTION

Marche, Conero

VINEYARD

The vineyard from which Cùmaro originates is situated on the edge of the municipality of Osimo, facing south-east, at a height of about 150-200 meters above sea level. The terrain, which started out as marine formations from the Pleiocene-Pleistocene era, consists of very deep, chalky loams soils.

YIELD PER HECTARE

The yield is kept within strict limits by very close pruning and targeted thinning, and can vary from five to 6-8 tons per hectare according to the season.

HARVEST

The grapes are picked by hand, and collected and transported in boxes. Montepulciano is a fairly late variety. Usually, harvest takes place in October, when the grapes have reached peak condition with an advanced degree of phenolic ripening.

VINIFICATION

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.

AGING

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.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

75 cl, 1.5, 3 litre bottles

Tasting

COLOR

COLOR

Deep ruby red colour with garnet hints.

SCENT

SCENT

It presents an intense bouquet opening with lovely ripe plum, blackcurrant and morello cherry notes, finishing spicy on black pepper, vanilla and tobacco.

TASTE

TASTE

The mouth is soft and enfolding, with smooth tannins and a pleasant elegant and dry finish.

PAIRINGS

PAIRINGS

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

PAIRINGS

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

IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE

16-18 °C

Prizes and Awards

Vini Buoni d'Italia 2021
Corona | Vintage 2016
Guida essenziale ai vini d'Italia 2018 di Daniele Cernilli
93 punti | Vintage 2013
Wine Spectator 2018
90/100 | Vintage 2013
Vitae 2015
Quattro Viti | Vintage 2010
jamessuckling.com - Ott. 2015
90/100 | Vintage 2011
The Wine Advocate Usa - Feb. 2013
92/100 | Vintage 2008
Wine Enthusiast - Lug 2013
90/100 | Vintage 2009
Vini d’Italia 2013
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2009
Slow Wine 2012
Grande Vino | Vintage 2008
Vini d’Italia 2012
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2008
Vini d’Italia 2011
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2007
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2011 - CA
Médaille d'Or | Vintage 2007
Selections Mondiales des Vins 2010 - CA
Médaille d'Argent | Vintage 2007
I Vini di Veronelli 2010
Super Tre Stelle | Vintage 2006
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 UK
Bronze Medal | Vintage 2006
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
91/100 | Vintage 2014
London Int. Wine Challenge UK 2008
Bronze Medal | Vintage 2005
Decanter World Wine Awards 2007 UK
Regional Italy Red Trophy | Vintage 2004