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The wine of Abruzzo
and the Land

We think that wine cannot be invented.
Wine is made by the earth.

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THE REGION OF ABRUZZO
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NATURE HELPS WINE
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VAL DI FARA GORGES
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THE SUNSET FROM PALLANO
Somebody could have a different opinion today, and believe that everything starts from a perfect mix of chemistry and marketing. We don't. We are farmers since many generations, with our roots put down in this territory between the Maiella and the sea, and we have learned that good wine is made of knowledge and love for the land in which you live.

The technical mastery enhances what you collect, but everything starts with the raw material. Wines like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo or Pecorino can only be made here; they need to be known and enhanced. All this has to be learned by listening to our wine beyond time and trends.

Still today, because our wine is appreciated all around the world, we often think about the wonderful, humble land that generated it.

THE LAND

The Character

We are said to be forthright, practical, perfectionists, but also with a trace of nomadic sensibility, trying to sniff the good smell of the wind and the fascination of distant times and seasons.

We have always lived and worked in Atessa, a small town in the south of the province of Chieti, Abruzzo. It is located between the Frentane hills and the Medio Sangro mountains, an area that is particularly suitable for growing grapevines, one of the most common crops in Italy, with excellent terroirs: a clay and limestone mixture and a unique microclimate, created by the proximity of the sea on one side and the Maiella massif on the other.

It is also a land of shepherds, criss-crossed by the ancient transhumance routes that cover Abruzzo, intertwining with vineyards and leaving their mark on the name of some grape varieties, like Pecorino (meaning "sheep" in Italian). All this has influenced our personality and the character of our wines: we are said to be forthright, practical, perfectionists, but also with a trace of nomadic sensibility, trying to sniff the good smell of the wind and the fascination of distant times and seasons.
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ABRUZZO OUR LAND
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LE NOSTRE TERRE
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PAESI D'ABRUZZO
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A UNIQUE AREA
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TRABOCCHI COAST

TERRITORIO

Abruzzo

HISTORY, TRADITIONS, FOOD&WINE

Proudly close to the own rural values and the own traditions, Abruzzo starts to reveal its wealth to the world. Not only wine. The Adriatic Sea lies just 15 km away from us, with the picturesque “Costa dei Trabocchi”: a stretch of coastline known for its natural beauty and varied environment, which takes its name from Italian stilt fishing machines. The wind blowing from this sea gives some coastal wines - such as Pecorino, Passerina and Cococciola - their typical full-bodied flavour.

The region has a strong food tradition, which perhaps reaches its peak in the nearby city of Fara San Martino, where world-famous pasta factories enhance the culinary heritage of Abruzzo and the purity of its raw materials, water in the first place. Abruzzo wines make an excellent pairing with the traditional local cuisine as they enhance each other. The mountains are just a short distance away, with the pristine environment of the National Park of the Maiella and the Roccaraso ski resort.

Popular culture and sacred history blend constantly into each other, as in the Church of the Eucharistical Miracle in the neighbouring Lanciano, a pilgrimage destination for thousands of people every year. There are also traces of a very ancient history in Juvanum, Montenerodomo, a Roman archaeological site, and the Megalithic Walls in Pallano. Many typical Abruzzo wines have Roman origins.

In the end, the wine we make in Abruzzo is a symbol of what we all love about Italy: history, traditions, food and environment, living unaffected or even enhanced by modernity.

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