Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 'Ilico' Illuminati 2019

"Ilico" is a medium-bodied Montepulciano d'Abruzzo with good intensity, aged for 10 months in large oak barrels. The nose is characterized by fruity notes of blackberry, cherry and plum with hints of spices, liquorice and Mediterranean scrub. It has a warm, round and full structure, tightened by a thick tannin and a persistent freshness

9.20 € 10.00 € - 8%
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

Grape varieties

Montepulciano 100%

Category

Red Wines

Region

Abruzzo (Italy)

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vineyards

On the hill of Controguerra in Abruzzo at 250 mt of altitude on clay soil

Vinification

Vinification in red in steel at controlled temperature with long maceration on the skins

Aging

3 months in steel and 10 months in large oak barrels of 25 hl

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

James Suckling
2016
92 / 100
Wine Enthusiast
2017
91 / 100
Robert Parker
2016
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
2017
90 / 100
Gambero Rosso
2018
2 / 3
Veronelli
2018
87 / 100

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
16°-18°C
Glass
Medium open goblet
Medium open goblet

Perfect for young and medium bodied red wines which don't require excessive oxygenation to open. The opening, slightly tighter than the body of the glass, favors the concentration of aromas towards the nose, enhancing the perception of aromas and limiting the dispersion

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can easily cellar it for 2-3 years

RED WINE MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 'ILICO' ILLUMINATI 2019 DESCRIPTION

Colour Red ruby with violet tints

Scent Intense fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry and plum, seasoned with spicy and Mediterranean touches with light scents of liquorice

Taste Round, warm and smooth, with intense tannins and good freshness

producer: Illuminati

Main wines
Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Verdicchio
Foundation year
1890
Hectares of vineyards
130
Annual production
1.150.000 bt
Enologist
Claudio Cappellacci
Address
Contrada San Biagio, 18 - 64010 Controguerra (TE)

Perfect to drink with

  • Risotto with Meat Sauce
  • Red Meat Stew
  • Ham and salami
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat
  • Pasta Bolognese