Abruzzo

 

Abruzzo is a region with a long tradition: there can be found proofs in the ancient times, from the period in which lived the Greek historian Polibio (206-124 a.C.) to that of the Roman poet Ovidio (43 a.C.-18 d. C.). Until the Renaissance the production was mainly made in the province of L’Aquila; then it has been extended and transformed in particular during the second half of the Nineteenth century. Specialization began after more or less a century and located in areas particularly suitable to wine production, because favoured by the weather: having the sea on the east side and the mountains on the west side creates a good movement of air and ideal conditions for the cultivation of high quality grapes.

Main vine varieties: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Cococciola, Pecorino, Passerina e Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Main red wines: Montepulciano, Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo, Controguerra, Terre Tollesi o Tollum.

Main white wines: Abruzzo Pecorino giocheremo con i fiori, Terre di Chieti Pecorino Vellodoro, Terre di Chieti Unico, Terre Aquilane Pecorino, Abruzzo Pecorino Nativae, Trebbiano abruzzese, Controguerra, Terre Tollesi o Tollum.

Main rosé: Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo Unico, Controguerra Ciliegiolo.

Main sparkling: Controguerra, Legonziano, Chardonnay, Cococciola, Montonico, Passerina, Pecorino, Pinot nero, Montepulciano, Terre Tollesi o Tollum.

Main sweet wines: Malvasia, Moscato, Passerina, Riesling, Sauvignon, Traminer, Terre Tollesi o Tollum.