Pelagos means “sea” in ancient Greek. Bernetti says the name reflects “the influence of the sea on the wine, giving it balsamic flavours, with notes of mint and licorice”.
Pelago is Umani Ronchi’s version of Sassicaia, the first Super Tuscan, and made from 50 per cent montepulciano, 40 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 10 per cent merlot. “It is a wine that retains the style and personality of the indigenous grapes while broadening its aromatic profile and complexity by adding qualities of the Bordeaux style of wine,” Bernetti says, adding that “the montepulciano component adds freshness and acid to the wine, balancing the relative heaviness of the cabernet sauvignon”.
50% Montepulciano, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Merlot
Very pale pink, with concentrated ripe melon flavours that shows dried berries, cherries, and spice notes. The subtle finish is filled with mango and balanced.
Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah blend
Region: Provence, France
Pale, almost colorless in the glass, this wine smells of golden apples and wet stones. In the mouth the wine has a moderate sweetness, with flavors of lemon and apple, and a hint of something woody, like a wet deck in the rain. A finish of grapes.
50% Pinot Gris, 45% Welsh Riesling, 5% Muscat Ottonel
Intense aromas of roses, rose oil and water, refreshing citrus aromas, strawberries and cherry character, light muscat, very subtle tannins give the wine character.
Attractive bouquet of grapefruit zest, over white blossom and fine herb spice. The palate displays juicy characters of fresh tropical fruit supported by elegant balance and a lingering aftertaste of ripe yellow peach.