Abruzzo stretches from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, over a mainly mountainous and wild area.
The wine-growing area is concentrated, in particular, in the coastal hills and in some mountainous areas of the interior. Rising a short distance from the sea, they mark a clear climatic division between the inland areas and the maritime belt, protecting the latter from humid air masses from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The permeable and dry soil, the climate, the protection from the cold and humid winds are very favorable conditions for the Abruzzo viticulture.
The climate of the region is mild, especially on the Adriatic side. It becomes more continental inland and with increasing altitude. The average level of rainfall is good, scarcer on the coast and higher in the interior.
As for the massifs of the central Apennines, the Majella and the Gran Sasso assume the important function of repairing the eastern slope of the region from cold winter climates. In summer, on the other hand, especially in the inland areas and in the foothills, the marked changes in temperature favor the ripening of the grapes, imparting their characteristic aromas.
The soils calcareous-clayey which include the production areas located in the mountainous part are characterized by the breezes of the Apennines and the sea. These soils are particularly ideal for the production of structured wines and, in relation to the Montepulciano grape, provide the opportunity to better express its potential. The soils sandy-clayey , located on the hills near the coast and characterized by a milder climate, they are particularly suitable for growing white berry grapes.
The wine scene is characterized by the presence of native vines, both white and black. The most famous grape is Montepulciano , very widespread throughout the regional territory and neighboring regions.
This vine has a certain rusticity, it is resistant to parasites although it has a certain sensitivity to powdery mildew and in the middle hills of Abruzzo it expresses all its characteristics, especially with regard to the content of polyphenolic substances, in particular anthocyanins and tannins responsible for red intense ofl Montepulciano dAbruzzo delle Colline Teramane DOCG (only DOCG from Abruzzo which, compared to the corresponding Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC wine, must be aged for one year in wood before being marketed. From Montepulciano we also get thel Rosé Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC , fruity, fresh, smooth, full-bodied and easy to drink, which accompanies all dishes.
Other DOCs in the region are Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC , Controguerra DOC with its different types of products ranging from passito to sparkling wine, with native or international strains. A few years ago a new denomination was introduced, the Abruzzo DOC , which includes all indigenous strains from the Abruzzo area, including sparkling and passito types.
With the grape Passerina Still and sparkling wines are obtained, fresh, fruity, with a light floral touch of white flowers in its youth, with body and well structured.
Cococciola It gives a wine of initially herbaceous character, but that evolves with aging, rich in acidity and therefore of great freshness. Today it is used both in mixtures also for sparkling wine and in some cases also in purity.. The Pecorino It gives a strongly structured white wine due to the good sugar content that the grapes guarantee, accompanied by a good acidity that makes it fresh and lively.
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Tipología: TintoVariedad: Montepulciano 100%Formato: 0,75lAlcohol: 13,5% volConsumo ideal: 2022/2024Temperatura de Servicio: 14 - 16°C NOTAS DE CAT...View full details