Conero Riserva DOCG
First vintage: 1985
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”.
Conero Riserva DOCG
AREA OF PRODUCTION
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.
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.
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.
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
Deep ruby red colour with garnet hints.
It presents an intense bouquet opening with lovely ripe plum, blackcurrant and morello cherry notes, finishing spicy on black pepper, vanilla and tobacco.
The mouth is soft and enfolding, with smooth tannins and a pleasant elegant and dry finish.
A fine companion for rare-cooked red meat, game-birds and mature cheese.
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.
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE
Prizes and Awards
Corona | Vintage 2016
90/100 | Vintage 2013
93 punti | Vintage 2013
90/100 | Vintage 2011
Quattro Viti | Vintage 2010
92/100 | Vintage 2008
90/100 | Vintage 2009
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2009
Grande Vino | Vintage 2008
Due Bicchieri Rossi | Vintage 2008
Tre Bicchieri | Vintage 2007
Médaille d'Or | Vintage 2007
Super Tre Stelle | Vintage 2006
Bronze Medal | Vintage 2006
Médaille d'Argent | Vintage 2007
91/100 | Vintage 2014
Bronze Medal | Vintage 2005
Regional Italy Red Trophy | Vintage 2004