Ruby red. Intense aroma of mature fruit, with herbal hints and delicate spicy notes. Harmonious taste with sweet and velvet tannins, good length.
Ours is a family company, in the sense that everything that counts comes from our history, deeply rooted in the land of Abruzzo and handed down over generations. We are all still farmers at heart: everything else changes, grows, evolves over time, but the heart of the family is the same, the authentic way that we experience our work and life. The flag bearers of this tradition today are Carlo and Adriano Spinelli, the sons of the founder, Vincenzo.Carlo Spinelli manages the commercial business: relationships with customers, agents, and import companies, and handles the company's corporate image. He is a natural team player, and works with a group of collaborators and consultants formed over the years. Adriano Spinelli is the wine making expert. He grew up in the company among the vats and barrels, and he is the technical director of the winery. If the wine is good, in large part it is his merit.The Atessa Municipality, situated on the southern edge of Abruzzo, is where we live and have been making wine for centuries. It is an area nestled between the Frentane hills and the Sangro River, which has always been dedicated to cultivating grapes, one of the most important cultivations in Italy thanks to exceptional terrior: a clay-limestone mixture and unique micro-climate, the result of its vicinity to the sea on one side and the peaks of Maiella on the other.It is also a land of shepherds, crossed over thousands of years by the transhumance, over the hills, winding through the vineyards and also leaving its mark in the names of the wines, like Pecorino.All of this translates into our character, and the character of our wine: they say we are straightforward, concrete, but with a touch of the nomad sensibility, careful to sense the fragrances on the wind and the charm of the faraway and the passing seasons.If being Italian means warmth, vivacity, tradition, culture, joy of living, with a love for your work and a perfectionist bent, then we are proud to be recognized as true Italians..Not all wines come to fruition the same way everywhere, but certain places and climates are definitely more suitable than others when it comes to cultivating specific grapes. Tout court. The Frentane hills are one of these places: the unique conditions in the climate and soil make this section of Abruzzo a true temple for grapes, where they flourish and prosper, alongside the typical grapes from the rest of Abruzzo and Central Italy, as well as other well-known varieties that grow in this favorable environment. It is the task of the vineyard farmer, based on knowledge and experience, to select the most suitable terrior for each type of wine in this strip of land between the mountains and the sea.Today Cantine Spinelli produces approximately 7 million bottles of wine from Abruzzo annually, of which 60% were destined for export. The local farming tradition, which included crushing the grapes underfoot, has persisted in the love and respect that connects us to the land and the raw materials. For the rest, the company implements cutting edge technologies in its cultivation, processing and ageing techniques.