• "Costalupo" Bianco Controguerra DOC 2018

      “Costalupo” Bianco Controguerra DOC 2018

      Light, fresh cuvée from predominantly Trebbiano and thus typical of Abruzzo. Very harmonious and nicely fruity in aroma and taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Not quite as fresh as it could be, but not oxidative either; the fruit sits more in the peach and apricot-tart zone. Full-bodied and nicely weighted with some real density and a touch of minerality on the finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Trebbiano, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Passerina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months in stainless steel tank
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Appetizers
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Campirosa" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Campirosa” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Strong rosé wine with fruity cherry and raspberry notes in the fragrance, soft and harmonious on the palate with a fresh acid wire. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A wealth of tart cherry and wet stone aromas start off this excellent example of Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. A well-rounded, juicy palate is driven by drawing acidity, rounded out by plenty of watermelon and cherry flavors. Light spice and delicate tannins frame it all." Wine Enthusiast

      "Vivid light ruby-pink. Pure, refreshing aromas and flavors of red fruit and herbs, enlivened by strokes of fresh citrus fruit. Finishes with a hint of white pepper and very good length." VINOUS

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Riparosso" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Riparosso” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      The craggy, red-toned rocky landscape of the Ripe, in the immediate vicinity of the vineyards, gave the Riparosso its name. Its intense bouquet of tender-fresh character is beguiling, the velvety and mild taste absolutely seductive. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 8 months large oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 89 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,64
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Clear straw yellow colour, fresh bouquet with notes of citrus fruits and flowers. On the palate it is just as fresh and delicate. Perfect balance of acidity, structure and length. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,44 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 83 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Vegetable casserole
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Clear pink colour, with strong reflexes, fresh cherry bouquet, characteristic, with floral notes. The taste is dry, fruity, with aromas of sour cherries, raspberries and wild strawberries, with the typical light almond aftertaste. A very harmonious rosé with a fresh and powerful structure, which lingers beautifully. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,89 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,53
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta with fish ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Tralcetto" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Tralcetto” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      A delicious Montepulciano Rosato from Abruzzo with a rosé colour typical of the white vinification of red grapes. Harmonious, fine and elegant on the palate. A light, fresh and very balanced wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A wild strawberry and herb aroma carries a slight balsamic edge on the nose. The palate is well rounded and juicy in feel, with delicious red cherry and strawberry flavors that are honed by bright acidity and a tangy slick of wet stone. Cherry skin astringency marks the close, extending the fruit flavors into a medium finish." (Editors Choice) Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Wine Enthusiast:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,41 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,99 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,18
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Villa Medoro" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Villa Medoro” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Convincing Montepulciano d'Abruzzo of high quality at a very attractive price. Typical, strong fruit aroma, full-bodied taste and spicy structure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Beautiful ruby red color with violet reflections. Rich bouquet of red roses, black cherries, berries, rhubarb, black pepper. Hints of undergrowth and smoky tones. In the mouth with soft texture, balanced and with spicy tannins." Bibenda

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,23 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Ilico" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2016

      “Ilico” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2016

      Deep red color, in the nose fascinates a complex aromatic spectrum. The ripe berry scent dominates, with hints of plums and tobacco. Powerful and intense on the palate, rich in extracts, with juicy soft tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of ripe forest berries and black cherry meld with tobacco and peppery spice on the nose. The palate is tightly wound yet shows good concentration of fruit, supported by fine, sandy tannins and tangy acidity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 month oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2018

      Pecorino Controguerra DOC 2018

      straw yellow fine and rich scent of ripe fruit and white flowers, memories of meadow herbs and citrus fruits. Slightly spicy taste, full-bodied and nicely persistent. Good balance between structure and softness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Vivid straw-yellow. Lime, lemon and green apple on the fresh nose. Then flavors similar to the aromas, with hints of sage and minerals adding layers and interest. Nicely done." Vinous

      "Fresh lemons and limes here, as well as guava peel and gooseberries. Bright and citrusy on the light-to medium-bodied palate, the acidity extending confidently through the mineral finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pecorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: Vitello Tonnato, Caprese, Antipasti
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Villa Medoro" Passerina Colli Aprutini IGT 2018

      “Villa Medoro” Passerina Colli Aprutini IGT 2018

      Passerina from Villa Medoro is a delicious, very fresh white wine. The aromas of peach, flowers and mint come together in the bouquet and in the beautifully creamy light taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Soft straw yellow. The nose evokes exotic fruits, pear, golden apple, peach, medlar, broom, aromatic herbs, accompanied by citrus fruit notes. In the mouth a good balance between acidity, fruit and minerality. Bibenda

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Passerina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Gianni Masciarelli" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Classic Trebbiano d'Abruzzo with fresh aromas of citrus and flowers. Young, agile and typical of the variety in taste. Correctly vinified at an unbeatable price. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of lemon peel, green apple, melon and chamomile translate to the light-bodied palate. It is silky upon entry, with persistent,  drawing acidity that builds. Ripe fruit flavors mix with a delicate astringency to give an overall well-balanced appeal." Wine Enthusiast

      "Slightly muffled aromas of apples and pears. The palate has crisp, smoothly refined apple flavors and nice, honey texture." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: grilled polo
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Gianni Masciarelli" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      The Gianni Masciarelli line is meant to embody the typicality of the region and so this Rosato is strong and full-bodied, as one would expect from grape variety and terroir. Intense cherry pink. Delicate fruity-spicy scent, robust on the palate with a lot of structure. In the finish a fine minerality and berry fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, bright cherry pink. Fine nose, delicate flowers and red berries. On the palate medium weight with delicate cream, uncomplicated, opens at the back to fruity nuances, good length." Falstaff

      "A zippy and fruity Cerasuolo with strawberry essence, pink guava and tulips. Round and mouth-filling, but acidity traces a line through the center palate." James Suckling

      "Bright orange pink. Herbs, orange peel and red berries on the inviting nose. Then very clean, juicy and long with fresh apple, red berry and peach flavors lingering nicely." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the region
    Abruzzo
     

    From the beach to the highest peak.

    Nowhere in Italy is the difference in altitude greater. From the approximately 130 kilometre long Adriatic beach it goes up to 2,912 metres above sea level. Abruzzo, as it is called in Italian, is dominated by the Apennines, which have their highest peaks here with Corno Grande and Monte Amaro. Two thirds of Abruzzo is mountainous. On the remaining third, which slopes hilly to the sea, wine is cultivated up to 600 meters above sea level. A scenically fascinating wine region in the middle of Italy, east of Rome.

    Like the micro-climate zones, the soils are very varied. The approximately 33,000 hectares of vineyards alternate from rocky soils to limestone, clay, sand and gravel in the various zones. Good conditions for a varied viticulture. However, most of the winegrowers were rather conservative and shied away from experiments with new grape varieties or methods of cultivation and delivered their grapes to the cooperatives. These produced good everyday wine, but no top qualities. That is why the image of the wines was only average.

    Only in the late 2000s did a small quality offensive of some courageous winegrowers begin, above all Gianni Masciarelli, who tirelessly presented his wines at events and fairs and amazed the tasters and imitated colleagues.

    Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Pecorino, Passerino, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

    This is the main assortment of the Abruzzi. One DOCG - Colline Teramane Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG - and eight DOC regions produce over 100 million liters of quality origin wine, which is a good third of all Abruzzo wines. However, this proportion has been fairly constant for ten years. And that means two thirds of the time. "vino"so simple table wine. This is a huge quantity, namely over ten percent of all simple Italian wines. It is also interesting to note that almost 80 percent of all wines come from the Chieti region, where 25,000 hectares of vineyards are located alone. The other three regions. L'Aquila, Teramo and Pescara therefore only cultivate a total of 7,800 hectares.

    Wine and olive oil are of excellent quality throughout the region.

    The most famous grape variety is the red Montepulciano grape, which is often blended with Sangiovese. There are also Barbera and Ciliegiolo as well as the French varieties, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and a little Pinot Nero. The white variety most commonly cultivated is a Trebbiano variety, the pedigree of which has not been clearly established and which is known as Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. Also Trebbiano Toscano, Pecorino, Bombino Bianco, Verdicchio, Malvasia, Falanghina, Bianca di Candida and some others in small quantities.

    Trebbiano d‘Abruzzo and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo are the two most important quality wines.

    They are also internationally known. The Montepulciano often convinces already in the youth with fruity aromas and velvety texture. After a few years in the bottle, however, it develops into a delicate, full-bodied wine with a fine tannin structure. The Montepulciano d’By the way, Abruzzo has nothing to do with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC is a rich rosé version of the Montepulciano. But beware, this is not a light, palatable summer wine.

    White wine is produced significantly less in DOP quality (only 9%). Although the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Pecorino and other regional specialities always perform well at international tastings, they remain niche products - simply because there is so little of them. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: L'aquila
    • Provinces: L’Aquila, Teramo, Chieti, Pescara
    • Vineyard: approx. 33,000 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 300 million litres (2016)
    • of which red/rosé wine: two thirds
    • Share of Italian viticulture: approx. 6%.

    36% of the vines are DOCG and 8 DOC:

    • Teramane Hills Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG
    • Abruzzo DOC
    • Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
    • DOC counter-warfare
    • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
    • Ortona DOC
    • Terre Tollesi/Tullum DOC
    • Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC
    • Villamagna DOC