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.
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.
Falanghina IGT Terre di Chieti
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 IGT TDC
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.
Sangiovese is an Italian black grape variety. It is among the most popular (its vineyards cover the 11% of the national wine-growing area); it is cultivated from Romagna to Campania region and it is traditionally the most widespread grape variety in Tuscany. It can be used to produce blends of hundreds of wines, including some of the most prestigious Italian wines.
Sangiovese has very ancient origins. It has been known since 1500, but its origin is most likely Etruscan, in particular it seems to come from the area north of the Tiber and south of the Arno, from which it would then spread beyond the Apennines, up to the Romagna and Emilian hills.
Merlot is a black grape variety whose name comes from the particular predilection that the blackbird has for its berries; it is originally from the Gironde (France), from which some of the most prestigious wines in the world are born (blended with Cabernet). Château Petrus and Masseto are two examples of prestigious wines made just from Merlot grapes. Merlot is among the so-called “international” French vines, the most cultivated in every part of the world, also thanks to their high adaptability.
Il merlot e lo chardonnay sono, tra i vitigni francesi cosiddetti “internazionali”, quelli più coltivati in ogni parte del mondo, anche grazie alla loro elevata adattabilità.
Cabernet-Sauvignon is a black grape variety originating from Gironde, in the Médoc and Graves-Saint-Amant areas, and it is undoubtedly the most flexible variety in the world used to produce wines of great quality and longevity. This vine is widespread in practically all wine-growing areas, assuming an important role also among international varieties. It is able to produce intense wines already in colour, rich in tannins and aromatic substances, capable of long aging; thanks to the great structure of this vine, it is possible to dare long macerations and aging in wood, especially French oak, which allow it to express a complex and fascinating bouquet over time.