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Published:  23 July, 2008

Umani Ronchi has bought 8.5 hectares in the Marche Verdicchio Classico region and 30 ha in the Colline Teramane area, a sub-zone of the DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The new vineyards are in the area of Roseto degli Abruzzi - from where the first Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was exported. From this harvest, the area will be awarded the DOCG appellation. The vineyards are planted only with Montepulciano using the Double Guyot system and with a density of 4,000 to 5,000 plants per ha. More vineyards will be planted next year, and the vinification will be moved to the fattoria' that currently holds the ageing cellar. A spokeswoman for Enotria Winecellars, which imports Umani Ronchi wines, said that this allows Umani Ronchi to have full control in producing and ageing a DOCG wine in one of the best areas. Among the wines that it intends to produce, together with Jorio, there will be a Riserva of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, aged in barrique, and a Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. With the new acquisitions, the total vineyard area of the property reaches 200 ha, divided as follows: 110 ha in Verdicchio Classico, 60 ha in Rosso Conero and 30 ha in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.