A medium bodied, fresh fruit-forward, silky smooth style that oozes maraschino cherries, blackberries, herbs and earth.
The soft tannins and moderate alcohol make it a good match for a spicy pasta like penne picante or Tuscan style sausages.
Varietal / Blend: Montepulciano
Decant: Not necessary
Farming Practices: Organic
The sea is only 8 kilometers away and rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves surround the variegated landscape of the town of Atri in the Abruzzo region where our farmland lies. Nearby, national parks, woods and badlands, all wonderfully preserved, are waiting to be discovered in the majestic silence that seems to characterize this region of Italy suspended in time and space.
"Cirelli Farms is the name of our IMC*-certified organic farmland situated on 22 hectares of fertile land. Everything produced on our farm is done so respecting the sustainable natural cycles of our olive groves, vineyards, organic horticultural crop fields and animal breeding. Crop rotation, a period of rest for the soil, fertilization and livestock grazing are only some of the vital steps in the process of producing wine (in terracotta wine jars), olive oil, organically grown fruit and vegetables and meat of the finest quality. The constant pursuit of quality and sustainability begins in the vineyards where our objective is to bring out the best of every single vine. No small feat considering our commitment to respecting the environment in every phase of wine making. We ban the use of herbicides and chemical fertilizers or any other product that does not conform with our ideas of organic farming and with the plant’s natural phytosanitary defense system."
The fertility of the soil is managed through organic fertilization and the use of Biodynamic Preparation 500 Cow Horn manure. The grapes are handpicked and the grapes are also manually selected. *(Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione – Mediterranean Certificate Institute)