ITALIAN WINE CLUB

NOVEMBER 2020

CRAZY FOR ABRUZZESE

Abruzzo is a beautiful region that runs the topographical gamut from the Adriatic to the Apennines. It holds a unique place with regards to its reputation in the world of Italian wine. There are just three wines that make up the overwhelming majority of production: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo (Rosato made from Montepulciano) and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. Interestingly, all three of these DOC’s are essentially region wide as opposed to their own unique boundaries. 

As Abruzzo moves toward greater quality over quantity, there are changes happening that are certainly worthy of attention. A focus on sub-regional delineation as a method of recognizing quality has helped consumers understand that not all Montelpucianos are created equal. For Trebbiano, the attention has been put on recognizing the specific clone and championing its use over the many other grapes under its genealogically diverse umbrella. And lastly, the re-introduction of an older local grape, Pecorino, has inspired both producers and wine lovers alike into following it’s delicious progress. 

Abruzzese wines when compared to other regions can be simple to understand on the surface, but digging further into what incredible wines are there to be discovered has never been as fruitful as it is today.

– Kevin Wardell, November 2020

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WINE #1: CIRELLI PECORINO

Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy 2019
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WINE #2: AMOROTTI TREBBIANO

Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy 2017
Organic
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WINE #3: TORRE DEI BEATI ‘ROSA-AE’ MONTEPULCIANO

Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy 2018
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WINE #4: LA QUERCIA RISERVA MONTEPULCIANO

Morro d’Oro, Abruzzo, Italy 2016
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