Roberto Cipresso



Abruzzo, Italy

42º38'N 14º2'E

South of the Marches on the Adriactic Sea in central Italy, Abruzzo has virtually perfect conditions for making wine. This rugged, mountainous area has warm, dry days with lots of sunshine and cooling breezes from the nearby ocean. The soils are calcareous clay and are well-draining due to the steep slopes. The predominant red grape is Montepulciano which yields wines of deep color and fragrance with soft tannins tannins that are very quaffable and meant to be drunk young while fresh and fruity.

2006 Palio
Bottle: 750ml

The best wines come from the provinces of Teramo and Pescara where with proper yields, the wines are age-worthy and express rich, ripe fruit with sweet tannins and interesting, gamey characters. As people discover the potential in the Abruzzo for rich yet balanced wines, look for more serious wines to emerge from this rustic region by the sea.