Blend of Montepulciano 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 10%
Umani Ronchi - Pelago 2013 (89 tsomw points)
In the glass dark ruby red color with purple reflections.
On the nose intense aromas of black fruit, coffee, spices with hints of vanilla and tobacco.
On the palate solid and balanced, powerful with red fruit, vanilla and nice minerality. Still strong tannins so some more years will even make it better.
Pelago joined the list of the most sought-after Italian wines in the world in 1997, with its first year of production, when it won the Best Red Wine trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London. Pelago is the result of the insight of our technical group, who had the idea of mating Montepulciano with Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine which retains the style and personality of the indigenous grapes while broadening its aromatic profile and complexity by adding qualities of the Bordeaux style of wine. To maintain a high standard of quality, we chose to produce it only in those years which provided grapes suitable for a fine wine. The name Pelago, deriving from pelagos, meaning ‘sea’ in ancient Greek, suggests its marine character and the special qualities of taste and aroma which are typical of wines produced near the coast.
Website winery: www.umanironchi.com