CONTAINS SULPHITES Yes
SUITABLE FOR VEGANS Yes
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS Yes
APPELLATION/CLASSIFICATION Terre Di Chieti Igt
BOTTLE SIZE 75cl
The Umani Ronchi story began in 1957 when Gino Umani Ronchi established a small farm in the heart of the Verdicchio Classico region. It was just a few years later that the Bianchi-Bernetti family purchased the farm and although they retained the original name, they have certainly put their own indelible stamp on it. With 210 hectares under vine in Castelli di Jesi, Conero and Abruzzo, and a dedicated winemaking facility in each of these regions, they have achieved scale whilst still retaining an unwavering focus on typicity and quality. The result is a range of wines which highlights both the versatility and the quality potential of the Marche’s and Abruzzo’s native grape varieties.
VINEYARD The grapes come predominantly from the Roseto degli Abruzzi estate, with some sourced from partner growers in the northern part of Chieti. The soils here are a mix of sand and clay and the climate has a wide thermal range. The grapes were harvested by hand.
The grapes were gently pressed and rapidly cooled before undergoing a spell of static settling. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 16-18°C over ten to fifteen days. Malolactic fermentation was not carried out. The wine then spent four months ageing on its lees in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
A refreshing, light-to-medium-bodied Pecorino, combining tangy green apple fruit favours with hints of herbs, stones and almonds. The lively acidity lifts the palate, giving a finish that’s as clean as a whistle.
James Duckling – 91 pts
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