Deep ruby red colour with garnet tints, presenting an intense bouquet, with the emergence at the start of fine ripe plum, blackcurrant and morello fruit, and a spiced finish of black pepper, vanilla and tobacco. Soft and enfolding in the mouth, with well-smoothed tannins and a pleasant chocolatey finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points - Black cherries, tar, violets, smoke and incense burst from the glass in the 2008 Conero Riserva Cumaro. The 2008 is gorgeous and vibrant from the very first taste. Layers of dark fruit flow through to an effortless, gracious finish supported by firm yet polished tannins and just the right amount of French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. (Feb 2013)
It was created in the mid eighties to celebrate the Montepulciano variety of vine, and an area close to the sea with highly calcareous soils, using methods based on very strict selection of grapes in the vineyard and what were, at least for then, modern techniques of vinification and ageing. The name Cumaro is a tribute to Mount Conero, komaros in Greek, which means ‘arbutus’: an evergreen shrub which grows freely in its woodlands. Since 2004 the wine has been entitled to the appellation DOCG (Guaranteed and Controlled Denomination of Origin) Conero Riserva.
|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!