Tenuta Ulisse Amaranta Montepulciano DOP
Vintage 2020 – Double Gold NZIWS
Vintage 2019 – Best In Show NZIWS/ 99 Luca Maroni
Vintage 2018 – Gold NZIWS/ 99 Luca Maroni
Vintage 2017 – 99 Luca Maroni
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Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Protetta D.O.P
Grape history: The origin of this grape has always been uncertain. Also students as Molon (1906) classified it as a “Sangioveti” variety. Today it is sure that the two grapes have nothing in common. Cultivated mainly in Abruzzo and the other regions of centre south Italy. Today, thanks to the passion of some producers and winemakers, the Montepulciano has emerged to the international limelight as one of the best quality red grapes in world.
Wine-making technique: Part of the grapes have been rigorously harvested after a slight over-ripening of the plant, 15/20 days maceration, thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 24-26°C.
Ageing: 9/12 months in fine French and American barriques
Closure: Natural cork
Organoleptic evaluation: Ruby red with garnet reflections, intense and persistent fragrance; the bouquet is intense, fruity, persistent, with notes of dried flowers, spice, liquorice, marasca cherries. the palate is stylish, velvety, almost creamy, compact with tannic structure that blends nicely with the alcoholic component. Great structure, complex, elegant, well balanced with a long aftertaste. Opulent fruit.
Food Pairing: Ideal for roasts, game, strongly flavoured dishes and mature cheese. Meditation wine.