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Illuminati

Abruzzo (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Controguerra Rosso Lumen 1999 Controguerra Rosso Lumen 1999
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riparosso 2001 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riparosso 2001
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Zanna 1998 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Zanna 1998



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Controguerra Rosso Lumen 1999, Illuminati (Italy)

Controguerra Rosso Lumen 1999

Illuminati (Italy)

Controguerra (Abruzzo)
Montepulciano (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Controguerra (Abruzzo) The wine has an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals good personality with intense, elegant and clean aromas of black cherry, cocoa, fennel, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, blackberry, coconut, plum and vanilla with hints of mint. In mouth is very balanced and very correspondent to the nose, good body and clean and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with agreeable and clean flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry. A well made wine produced with macerating skins for 15 days and aged in barrique for about 18 months followed by an aging in bottle for 12-14 months.

Alcohol: 14%

Braised or stewed meat with mushrooms, Game, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 7, April 2003



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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riparosso 2001, Illuminati (Italy)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riparosso 2001

Illuminati (Italy)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Montepulciano
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals a profile mainly of fruit, with clean and elegant aromas of black cherry, cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and violet. The mouth has a good correspondence to the nose, balanced and bodied, with tannins well balanced by alcohol. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, raspberry and blueberry. This wine is produced with a long maceration in skins and is aged in casks for 7-8 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Braised or stewed meat with mushrooms, Game, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

March 2003



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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Zanna 1998, Illuminati (Italy)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Zanna 1998

Illuminati (Italy)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Montepulciano
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo) The wine shows a firm ruby red color, moderate transparency. The nose reveals personality with clean and intense aromas such as black cherry, cherry, raspberry, blueberry, plum, vanilla and violet. The mouth is very balanced with a good correspondence to the nose. Good body, tannins are well balanced by alcohol, with intense and good flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blueberry. A well made wine produced with fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature followed by an aging for 24-26 months in casks.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Braised or stewed meat with mushrooms, Game, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

March 2003


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