Wine quality largely depends on what nature has to offer to the grapes. This is why, at our Estates, we nourish our plants with natural products only, by growing them under the vines using green manure from nutrient-rich leguminous plants. In this way, the vines are in natural harmony with the surrounding greenery, with fewer treatments required.
THE SANT’ANDREA ESTATE
In the early 1900s, we planted our first vines at the Sant’Andrea Estate, in Rosciano. They are our company’s true historical and cultural heritage and their rooted cuttings are used to plant new vineyards. The Sant’Andrea Estate is located about 300 metres above sea level and covers an area of about 50 hectares, 30 of which are vineyards. In this area, the vineyards benefit greatly from the nutrients that the soil provides, given the presence of tuff and the predominantly clayey soil. At our Estate, 24 hectares are cultivated with Montepulciano grapes, about two hectares with Chardonnay grapes in the Punta di Colle area, and about two hectares with Pinot Noir grapes for our sparkling wine base. We have also planted Maiolica, an ancient black grape variety.
THE MILANO ESTATE
The Milano Estate, in the municipality of Rosciano, covers an area of about 27 hectares, of which 15 hectares are Montepulciano and six hectares are Pecorino. Near the vineyards, in an area of about one hectare, is an olive grove with the Maurino, Frantoio, Itrana and Leccio del Corno varieties. The remaining five hectares of the property are woods. The composition, exposure and position of the soil makes it highly suitable for growing vines and olive trees. A 20th-century farmhouse overlooks the vineyard: we fully renovated it, restoring its original charm, and it is now used as a tasting room and for social events.
THE TRATTURO ESTATE
The Tratturo Estate, together with the Sant’Andrea di Rosciano Estate, reflects our family’s history. Here, the soil not only has a unique composition but also has full exposure to the sun, in a flat area located about 200 metres above sea level, which creates a favourable climate for growing vines and olive trees. We planted three hectares of Trebbiano vines and 700 olive trees at our Estate. We also produce clean energy for our business here.
THE AMARELLO ESTATE
The Amarello Estate is located in the Ofena plain, known as the “forno d’Abruzzo” for its high temperatures in summer, creating a unique microclimate with extreme temperature fluctuations between day and night. The soil, which differs greatly from that near the Trabocchi Coast known for its “trabocchi” (old fishing machines) and the villa of Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, consists of pebbles that have crumbled away from the surrounding rocks over millions of years, creating a well-draining dry soil where the vine has to grow its roots deep into the ground to be able to find water and nourishment. At this site, we planted six hectares of Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Pinot Noir.
Come and visit us to take in the atmosphere of a place steeped in history that offers unforgettable sensations and feelings at every glance, such as the flavours of the wines we produce in the Rosciano and Ofena Estates, lands where living is a gift. We will take you to see our rows of vineyards, on the rolling hills outside of Pescara, surrounded by mountains on one side and the sea on the other, where you can enjoy watching red sunsets outlining the silhouette of the “Sleeping Beauty” massif, in the Terre dei Vestini, hospitable lands that make visitors want to come back.