Abruzzo

(Italy)

Abruzzo Numbers:

10,795
Km sq surface area
2
DOCG
8
DOC
9
IGT

"Bacchus amat colles", the Latins used to say, and certainly the god of wine had to have a special predilection for Abruzzo, a region that experienced glorious moments for its viticulture, witnessed and immortalized by various writers of the time.
Even today, wine production has a great inftluence on the regional economy with many efforts to boost and modernize a quality potential that has not yet been fully expressed. Compared to some time ago, when Abruzzo was above all a large reservoir of musts and cut wines, things have changed, thanks to some producers who brought some wines obtained from montepulciano and trebbiano, the two vines that dominate Abruzzo vineyards, to compete with the best Italian products. Elegant and concentrated, rich in aromas and structured, they have nothing to do with products that were once exported to many Northern regions just to enrich the sugar content or the alcoholic strength of musts and wines.
From a quantitative point of view, the region remains at excellent levels, with about 2,652,000 hl of wine produced in 2009.
The Denomination of Origin wines are found in the highland areas of the Peligna valley, on the Eastern side of the Gran Sasso and the Teramane hills, where the montepulciano, (a red berry vine that covers almost half of the Abruzzo vineyards), the trebbiano toscano and trebbiano Abruzzese, very close to the white bombini, have found the best environment to express their qualities.

Information about Abruzzo

Region Abruzzo
Country Italy
Morphology of the land Plain: 0%   Hill: 35%   Mountain: 65%
Climate and soil The influence of the sea mitigates the Abruzzo coastline, making the climate mild and Mediterranean. The interior part of the region has a more continental climate with cold Winters and very hot Summers. Rain and snow fall in abundance from the Winter period until Spring. A constant drought characterises the Summer.
History The Region began to call itself Abruzzo from the Latin Aprutium, in the Middle Ages, then later with the Kingdom of Naples it was divided into 2 parts: Abruzzo Ulteriore and Abruzzo Citeriore. In 1860 with the Unification of Italy, Molise was also annexed to the region, where it took the name of Abruzzi and Molise, from which it was separated in 1963.
Typical products The Abruzzo region, in recent years has produced different but good wines from the Montepulciano and Trebbiano vines, with excellent quality / price ratio. Controguerra, the last area to obtain the DOC in Abruzzo (1196) has already been noted is for its red wine, made with Montepulciano in combination with Cabernet Sauvignon and / or Merlot, and for the white from Trebbiano, Passerina and several other native vines. Among the best producers there are Dino Illuminati, Gianni Masciarelli, Camillo Montori and Orlandi Contucci Ponno.
Typical dishes Extra virgin olive oil production is growing strongly, especially in terms of quality, with the Aprutino Pescarese, the Colline Teatine and the Pretulziano delle Colline Teramane, all three PDOs. Some very popular first courses there are the fregnacce, homemade pasta cut into large pieces, topped with meat sauce and plenty of pecorino and the 'scripelle 'mbusse', a kind of crêpe rolled with grated cheese and served in chicken broth. Among other dishes to taste is the 'brodetto alla pescarese', prepared with redfish, skate, octopus, gattuccio, scampi, mussels, chilli, tomato and onion. The beans of Paganica are famous as are the cicerchie and lentils of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, the vegetables of the Fucino plateau, the red garlic of Sulmona. For desserts there is the 'cassone sulmonese', a sponge cake stuffed with crunchy nougat cream, 'cicerchiata', tiny, light, sweet dough balls first fried and then tied with honey, with the addition of coloured sprinkles, the calgionetti and fried desserts with cooked must and spices inside, sweet pizza made of sponge cake in layers soaked with Centerbe, coffee and alchermes, filled with vanilla and chocolate cream.
Red grape varieties Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese
White grape varieties Bombino Bianco/Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Chardonnay, Passerina, Trebbiano Toscano
DOCG ,
DOC , ,
Controguerra
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Ortona
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Tullum o Terre Tollesi
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Villamagna
IGT
Alto Tirino
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Colli Aprutini
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Colli del Sangro
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Colline Frentane
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Colline Teatine
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Del Vastese o Histonium
, ,
Terre di Chieti

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Tenuta Ulisse
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
14.50%, 0,75 l
LM 99
HK$ 290.00
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Tenuta Ulisse
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
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Masciarelli
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso Riserva, 100% Montepulciano
14.50%, 0,75 l
WS 90
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La Valentina
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso Riserva, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
VR 3
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HK$ 178.00
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White still
Contesa
DOC Abruzzo Pecorino Superiore, 100% Pecorino
13.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 160.00
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White organic still
Feudo Antico
DOCG Tullum Bianco, 100% Pecorino
13.50%, 0,75 l
LM 94
GR 3
VT 4
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Castorani
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
13.50%, 0,75 l
GR 3
JS 93
VO 90
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Rosé organic still
La Valentina
DOC Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Superiore, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
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White organic still
Torre dei Beati
DOC Abruzzo Pecorino, 100% Pecorino
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HK$ 140.00
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Red organic still
Castorani
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso Riserva, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
GR 3
JS 93
HK$ 236.00
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Rosé still
Tenuta Ulisse
VdT , 100% Merlot
13.00%, 0,75 l
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White green still
Masciarelli
DOC Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, 100% Bombino Bianco/Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
13.00%, 0,75 l
GR 3
JS 92
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Red still
Masciarelli
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso Riserva, 100% Montepulciano
15.00%, 0,75 l
WS 95
LM 96
BB 5
VT 4
JS 94
HK$ 524.00
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Red organic still
Farnese
DOCG Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane, 100% Montepulciano
13.50%, 0,75 l
Price HK$ 270.00
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Masciarelli
IGT Terre Aquilane, 100% Merlot
14.50%, 0,75 l
RP 91
LM 92
JS 93
HK$ 245.00
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Cantina Tollo
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso Riserva, 100% Montepulciano
13.50%, 0,75 l
GR 3
HK$ 134.00
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White green still
Ciavolich
IGT Colline Pescaresi, 100% Pecorino
13.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 138.00
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Ciavolich
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
JS 91
Price HK$ 174.00
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Ciavolich
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
14.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 229.00
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White organic still
Emidio Pepe
DOC Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, 100% Trebbiano
13.00%, 0,75 l
HK$ 564.00
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Ciavolich
IGT Colline Pescaresi, 100% Passerina
12.50%, 0,75 l
HK$ 127.00
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Nestore Bosco
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, Montepulciano
14.50%, 0,75 l
JS 90
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Zaccagnini Ciccio
DOC Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso, 100% Montepulciano
12.50%, 0,75 l
HK$ 106.00
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Masciarelli
IGT Colline Pescaresi, 100% Syrah
14.00%, 0,75 l
RP 92
HK$ 237.00
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