Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Loreto Aprutino (PE), Abruzzo

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Chiara Ciavolich’s land holdings are in the heart of Abruzzo, benefiting from extreme diurnal temperature changes and fewer clouds due to nearby mountain ranges. Chiara is known in the EU for crafting sleek, refined expressions of Montepulciano, Pecorino, and Trebbiano that far transcend the bulk wine reputation of the region. There is a contemporary elegance to her classically proportioned wines, as there is to her - entirely Italian, entirely Abruzzo.

In the early 2000's, Chiara was compelled to better understand the wines of her ancestors who migrated to the area in the 1500's - she even has an incredible cellar dating back to that time with a storied local history of being occupied by the SS during the Second World War. Of this desire, the crown jewels of her farm were born - the rare and singular "Fosso Cancelli" wines. The Fosso Cancelli bottles are made from the finest plots (generally old vines), crushed in a wooden basket press, fermented with native yeasts in old oak and/or amphora without temperature control and bottled entirely by hand. These moving and very fine wines are a culmination of her mission and passion, embodying everything that Vine Farmer humbly champions.