The AMARANTA di Ulisse Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo DOC from Tenuta Ulisse is a cru. This powerful Italian red wine flows into the glass in a very full and elegant ruby red. On the nose it shows very complex and generous fragrances with the wonderful hints of plums and cherry jam. These fruit aromas are accompanied by nuances of tobacco and a spicy aftertaste.
On the palate, this impressive Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo is beautifully balanced and complex with pleasant, pefect tannins well integrated into the structure. Rich and powerful, this red wine is a true pleasure with excellent balanced alcoholic potential. With a long, warm and opulent finish, the Amaranta convinces across the board.
A wine of undisputed class, a wonderful homage full of love and respect to the most important red wine grape of Abruzzo.
The AMARANTA di Ulisse, like the other wines of Tenuta Ulisse, is remarkable for its excellent value for money.
Vinification of the Amaranta di Ulisse by Tenuta Ulisse
The grapes for this Cru Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo grow in very old vineyards on equally old vines, which have been able to dig their roots in the calcareous, fine clay soil for an average of 30-35 years. The very warm environment and low rainfall as well as strong fluctuations between day and night temperatures ensure that the grapes can ripen well, but do not lose their acidity.
After the highly selective hand-picking, a part is harvested overripe for the Amaranta, the grapes are broken up in the Tenuta Ulisse winery, mashed and the must is fermented in a temperature-controlled manner. Afterwards, the Amaranta matures for 9 to 12 months in high-quality French and American oak barriques.
The indigenous Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo grape variety has experienced a real renaissance in recent years. You don't know much about the origins of this dark grape until today. For a long time it was attributed to the Sangiovese clone group. What is certain today, however, is that this is a completely autonomous indigenous grape variety. It is grown mainly in the Abruzzo region and in the other regions of central and southern Italy. Thanks to some manufacturers and oenologists and their diligent work, the Montepulciano grape experiences a renaissance as one of the red grape varieties of the highest quality and quality.
Food recommendation for the AMARANTA Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo
Enjoy this full-bodied dry red wine with juicy pasta with strong red sauces, roasts of red and dark meat, game, as well as mature, spicy cow and sheep cheese. And why not, of course, with pizza with rich toppings.
The AMARANTA di Ulisse tastes best when drunk at a temperature of 18°C, so not too warm.
Awards for the Amaranta di Ulisse Montepulciano d 'Abruzzo DOC
- Luca Maroni: 99 points vintage 2015
- Luca Maroni: 99 points & best Italian red wine (vintage 2014)
- Gambero Rosso: 2.5 glasses (vintage 2013)
- Gambero Rosso: 2 glasses (vintages 2012, 2011, 2010)
- Mundus Vini: Gold (vintage 2013)
- Mundus Vini: Silver (vintage 2012)
- Berliner Winetrophy: Gold (vintage 2012)
- Bibenda: 3 grapes (vintage 2011)
- Japan Wine Challenge: Silver (vintage 2012)
- CWSA China Wine & Spirits Award: Gold (vintage 2014)
- IWC International Wine Challenge: Silver (vintage 2012)
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||5,6|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||7,0|
|Sub region:||Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , typical national evening , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Number of bottles:||1|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominazione di origine controllata|
|Awards:||Luca Maroni - 99 Punkte , Mundus Vini - Gold|
|Soil:||Lime , Loam|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak , Barrique 225 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||9 - 12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , cooked fruits , vegetable / vegetal , spicy|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , modern , complex|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , modern|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Tenuta Ulisse - Via San Polo 42 - 66014 Crecchio (CH) - Italien|
Mein Sessantani Ersatz
Habe jahrelang den Sessantani Primitivo getrunken, aber seit diesem Jahr bin ich ganz auf Amaranta umgeschwenkt. Einfach genau das Kraftpaket, was ich gesucht habe. 2014 ist SPitze.Giacomo G. | Oct 2, 2017
Der AMARANTA hat uns vollkommen überzeugt
Die fruchtige Nase wird noch durch den überaus fruchtigen, langanhaltenden Geschmack noch übertroffen. Gleichzeitig verbindet eine schon für die Jugend des Weins eine bemerkenswerte Harmonie mit
den weichen Gerbstoffen.
Der Amaranta ist mein Lieblingswein
Der Amaranta ist wunderbar rund. Mein Lieblings-Monte ;-)Tomas T. | May 19, 2017