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Castello di Montegiove - Elicius - Umbria Rosso IGT

Elicius - Umbria Rosso I.G.T.

Only the best grapes contribute to the creation of this wine whose name evokes the grandeur of the almighty Jupiter Elicius, an epithet that means God of lighting. Obtained from a blend of Montepulciano and Sagrantino grape varieties, this smooth, elegant and mellow wine, ages for 18 months in medium toasted French barrels and slavonian oak casks and refines in bottles for 18 months. Elicius is Mis en Bouteille au Château. The resulting intense dark garnet red wine, suggests enjoyable toasted aromas and intense fruited plum and cherry flavours. Elicius is suited for ageing and is ideal paired with venison, roasted and braised meat.

Elicius Umbria Rosso IGT 2008:
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze medal.
Decanter World Wine Award 2012 - Bronze medal.
"Our favorite wine is the Elicius Castello di Montegiove, a suave-and-sophisticated combination of indigenous Montepulciano/Sagrantino grapes." Julie Pegg, Wine Expert (Canada)
"This is an upmarket wine that could easily be drunk on its own due to its smoothness, but also develops its flavor alongside strong red meat." Simon Narracott, By Invitation, (England)
"an excellent wine" 90 points ***/*** Guida Oro - I vini di Veronelli 2013.
"superior quality" 88/99. Annuario dei migliori vini Italiani 2013 - Luca Maroni.

Elicius Umbria Rosso IGT 2009:
Decanter World Wine Award 2013 - Commended.
"A champion in making and might, equilibrium and enological integration, a true grand cru of superior character." Luca Maroni, Annurio dei Migliori vini Italiani (Italy)
"an excellent wine90 points ***/*** Guida Oro - I vini di Veronelli 2014.  
"superior quality" 89/99. Annuario dei migliori vini Italiani 2014 - Luca Maroni.

IWC Bronze 2012    DWWA 2012 bronze    FIVI

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