Pecorino Colline Teatine IGT: 100% Pecorino. Clonal selection on native Pecorino began in 1997. The intriguing ancient variety had become near-extinct, and finds its ideal conditions in the cool hills of Abruzzi. This pure varietal shows great finesse, an elegant bouquet of genista, wild flowers and subtle pennyroyal, and a fresh, flavorful palate with notes of ripe fruit, licorice and honey.
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC: This brilliant cherry-hued beauty takes its name from cerase, local dialect for “cherries.” The latter’s joyful aromas also characterize a bouquet laced with notes of plump yellow fruit, subtle musk and sun dried flowers. Promises are kept by the well balanced palate recalling ripe fruit and almonds, which combines structure and refreshing acidity.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Fonte Venna" DOC: 100% Montepulciano from young vines and clayey-calcareous soil. This lighter-styled wine is very like Laura herself: bursting with personality and joie de vivre. Its name derives from the Venna stream (fonte), which has provided all-important nourishment for the local farmers through many centuries. The wine briefly sojourns 50% in oak, 50% in stainless steel previous to some three months’ bottle age. Intense ruby color, fruity, elegant bouquet showing zesty berry notes and spice; good body, persistence and varietal character on the palate.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Il Feuduccio" DOC: 100% Montepulciano. The vineyards enjoy SE, S, SW and NW exposures, with slightly lower density and a crop yield of 2.4 tons per acre. Aged in oak barriques and barrels (225 liters and 50 hl. respectively) for a year, then bottle-aged at least a another year. This fleshy, complex, beautifully structured red packs amazing impact in flavor, and fruit. Intense ruby in color, the bouquet shows mellow, earthy notes and extraordinary aromas of black cherries, raisins and licorice, confirmed on the palate. Unfiltered.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Margae" DOC: 100% Montepulciano, this wine is named after the owners, Maria and Gaetano, this is their pinnacle wine, exuding elegance and complexity. Purely from the estate’s finest clones and vineyards of native Montepulciano, at an altitude over 1,310 above sea level and southerly exposed on clayey-calcareous, stony soil. Crops are a minuscule two tons per acre. Terroir and heritage speak up in fleshy, layered accents; magnitude meets finesse, rich fruit marries subtle, spicy nuances of vanilla and white flowers; sweet tannins sustain the wine’s silky texture and mellow complexity. Élevage in new barriques of French oak lasts 24 months, and is followed by another 24 months’ bottle age. It is unfiltered.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva "Ursonia" DOC: 100% select Montepulciano, from southeasterly exposed vineyards on clayey-calcareous soil, yielding a mere two tons per acre. Aging is 14 months in French oak barriques and barrels (respectively 225 liters and 7 hl.), previous to a further minimum of 18 months’ bottle age. The high-rising terrain and intrinsic varietal nobility yield majestic body and depth, mellow roundness, fleshy complexity and ample, layered flavors of spice and ripe fruit. Unfiltered.