Montepulciano is a native grape of Abruzzo, and proof of this is preserved in several documents dating back to 1700. The wine that is most representative this grape is the red Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC.
Montepulciano has a cluster of average size that is compact, almost always winged and shaped like a pyramid or cone. It matures in late harvest (usually the first week of October). It should be noted that the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has no connection with this variety, but it is vinified with a clone of Sangiovese and takes its name from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, in the province of Siena, where produced.
This vine is native to the area by at least a thousand years and vinified in strict purity. The first historical sources that mention the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo date back to the sixteenth century when talks about a white wine called Trebulanum of Abruzzo. The
Trebbiano has evolved since the 60s with the arrival of the DOC branding and the first concrete enhancement of the quality of the product. Since then, the Abruzzo wine has had increasing success.
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Falanghina is a very old variety. It is likely the oldest vine in the world, and with good certainty we can assume that it was already cultivated in Roman times. Today, this variety denotes intense and profound aromas, giving the wine a particular elegance. The clusters are conical, with high density and compact, and well-endowed when in bloom. The plant is vigorous, and it yields and average and constant harvest.
In Abruzzo, Cantine Mucci was the first to vinify and bottle it, being thus a precursor, but also having the intuition to blend it with other grapes such as the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. Today in our area, this grape and the wine made from it are competitive to that produced in the region. Further evidence that the famous ” teruar ” says a lot…
Pecorino is a white grape variety, falling within the large group of old vines, Italic in origin, and present especially in the hilly areas of the Marche and Abruzzo.
Although the history of this variety does not provide much detail about origin the territorial presence, in the 80s, the introduction of various international varieties became just “fashionable”. In the Marche and Abruzzo regions several indigenous varieties have been rediscovered and among them the Pecorino. In our region, its documented presence dates back to the late 70s.