Impenetrable ruby red colour with purple tints. On the nose, intense, clean and refined aromas are released: spicy fragrances of coffee, black pepper, liquorice and tobacco open out on a background of grass and hay, typical of Cabernet. In the mouth, the impact is of fruits of the forest, vanilla and mineral aromas, and strong but developed tannins with taste sensations in harmony with the wine’s full body.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2007 Marche Rosso Pelago is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Montepulciano and 10% Merlot, a blend created by Giacomo Tachis. Here, too, the wine impresses for its power and richness. There is no shortage of super-ripe jammy fruit and French oak. Finesse and elegance, on the other hand, prove much more elusive. I am not sure the new oak tannins will ever fully integrate. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (Jun 2011)
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 Riviera del Conero - Sirolo (an)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.
|Umani Ronchi was founded in 1957 by Gino Umani Ronchi, and was later acquired by Massimo Bernetti. During the 1990s, Michele Bernetti joined his father Massimo in the management of the winery. After many years of cooperation with Giacomo Tachis, in 2002, they appointed famed Beppe Caviola as their consulting enologist.
Umani Ronchi is widely considered the leading wine producer in Le Marche. Stretching along the Eastern coast of Italy, this region provides an ideal environment for the Montepulciano and Verdicchio grapes.
Within Le Marche, Umani Ronchi owns over 400 acres in the prestigious production areas of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico and Rosso Conero. Acknowledging the renewed interest in nearby Abruzzo, Umani Ronchi has also purchased an estate in the Colline Teramane area, a quality-driven sub-zone within the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC. The mission of Umani Ronchi is to continually improve the quality of its wines, accentuating the varietal characteristics of the regional grapes from Le Marche and Abruzzo. This process is carried out with the utmost care for the inexpensive wines as well as for the world-class offerings that have made Umani Ronchi famous. In fact, most of their wines are produced from single vineyards, a practice that has transformed the image of Le Marche in Italy and around the world. Gambero Rosso recently described Umani Ronchi as the ‘Ambassador of Le Marche, making elegant and qualitative wines that are modern yet classic’. The same focus on elegance and finesse is best described in Michele Bernetti’s motto: Great wines, not big wines!