The color is intense ruby red, tending toward purple. It has a very persistent bouquet with marked hints of fruit in alcohol and red berry fruits, in the end distinct notes of cocoa and licorice. On the palate, the wine is powerful but soft and harmonious, complex and layered.
Food Pairings: Roasted meats and aged cheeses. Excellent meditation wine.
Hand-harvested in boxes by the first week of October. Fermentation on the skins for the entire duration of fermentation. Spontaneous fermentation for 15 days in steel, without temperature control or selected yeasts. Maceration 20-21 days. Aged 1 year in barrique, 50% new 50% of used. Bottled unfiltered. 250 cases produced.
Francesco Massetti decided at the age of four that he wanted to create an open-air company when he grew up. Today, almost 25 years later, with a degree in Agricultural Sciences and the courage (or recklessness) of youth he lives that dream of working outdoors with a view of the nearby Adriatic.
He founded his winery in Colonnella in 2014. There he has 5.5 hectares of vineyards in the Abruzzo hills and a winery in an old, red farmhouse exposed to the southern sun all day long. He chose to focus on the traditional varietals of the Abruzzese: Montepulciano and Trebbiano. The property is spread over 8 hectares at an altitude of 110 meters above sea level. Digging through the rows of trees you can still find the remains of shells where once there was an ancient sea. The main rules are: NO TO CHEMISTRY and YES TO BIODIVERSITY. The rest is the result of clayey soil, stones, south-east exposure and an endless passion.