Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Arrivederci to Abruzzo

I have posted on all of the winery stops that we made during the Abruzzo wine media tour but there are a few more winemakers and their wines that I wanted to share with you here.

Valentina Di Camillo, who runs the communication department of her family's winery Tenuta I Fauri, joined us a few times along our journey. Though we never got to visit their winery which is located in the province of Chieti, we did taste some of their fantastic wines. 

Tenuta I Fauri Brut - Dry sparkling with fresh nectarine aromas, a persistent creamy mousse, and a lingering citrus finish, a delightful start for any occasion.

Tenuta I Fauri Pecorino 2017 - Crisp and dry with tropical aromas and flavors along with fresh herbs and a distinct honey note.

Tenuta I Fauri Baldovino Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2017 - Fruity raspberry aromas and flavors with a light floral note and a bit of almond nuttiness in the finish.

The next wines come from a cooperative of 700 growers that have been working together for over 25 years. The winery is located in the town of Rosciano near Pescara.

Casa Vinicola Roxan Corale Dalle Colline Pescaresi IGT Pecorino 2017 - Dry and citrusy with a white pepper note.

Casa Vinicola Roxan Acànto  Dalle Colline Pescaresi IGT Chardonnay 2017  - Dry, lightly oaked with citrus and tropical aromas and flavors and a light floral note.

Casa Vinicola Roxan 100 Noi Cento Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2017 - Dry and smooth with a full body and fresh cherry/berry aromas and flavors.

Cantina Frentana has been in operation since 1958. They are in the process of converting their organization to organic. They work with 500 growers.

Cantina Frentana Abruzzo Cococciola Costa del Mulino 2017-
Fresh, fruity and vibrant with citrus, a light floral note and a bit of white pepper in the finish.

Cantina Frentana Abruzzo Pecorino Costa del Mulino 2017 - Citrusy with notes of honey and ripe peach with refreshing acidity.

Cantina Frentana Donna Greta Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGT 2016 - This is the top white wine from this maker. It is fresh and crisp with notes of lime and green apple, a bit rounder than most Pecorinos we have had with a creamier feel and a mineral laced finish.

All of the above wines are highly recommended.

For information on hotel or restaurant recommendations in Abruzzo, check out Abruzzo - An Italian Destination.