Intense ruby red with purplish reflections; intense nose, characteristic of the primary aromas of the grape variety; a fruity element, robust and full-bodied, well-balanced with its tannins.-Winemaker Notes
Established in the early 1970s in Bolognano, located in the heart of Abruzzo at the base of Gran Sasso the highest mountain in the Apienne range, Marcello Zaccagninis philosophy has always been tied to the land. The estates vineyards are organically farmed, but not certified, as they occasionally have to purchase fruit from other growers due to weather conditions and/or increased demand, and cannot guarantee that those grapes are farmed organically.
Their slogan, Wine, art of man, comes from their work with the world renowned naturalist artist, Josef Beuys - an early proponent of sustainability - and his work on Defense of Nature. The tralcetto (stick) is an actual grapevine cutting from the vineyards that is cut and tied by hand onto each bottle, representing the connection between the wine and the land. Zaccagninis mission is to invest in and promote the culture of the people, environment and wine-making processes that represent the values of Abruzzo, as well as making the winery a cultural hub for artists, musicians, scholars and wine enthusiasts. Marcello has accumulated a world class art and sculpture collection that is on public display in the winery, as well as in the vineyards, and supports many art festivals throughout the year.-Winery Notes
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Established in 1978, the 'Azienda Agricol Ciccio Zaccagnini' estate began as a small family vineyard producing a mere 1,000 bottles a year.Today, the estate stretches 500 acres alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, located in Bolognano in the providence of Pescara. A little more
than 30 years later, Zaccagnini's production capability has grown to 500,000 cases of premium wine a year.
'Total Quality' is the fundamental element in keeping Zaccagnini successful. Zaccagnini states, "We want to satisfy our customers because
ultimately, they are the ones that guarantee the development and progress of our company." The quality and excellence of Zaccagnini wines
is attributed to an extremely talented winemaker by the name of Concezio Marulli. He applies a total quality control system to every step of the winemaking process, as well as using the most modern production techniques. Additionally, Marulli is constantly researching new vine clones and fermentation techniques in Zaccagnini's state of the art, on- premises laboratory.
Zaccagnini's hard work and dedication pays off at the end of the day. Their wines are accepted and praised in the world market. Even Wine Spectator Magazine awarded them with the highest point rating ever given to a Montepulciano; 94 points to their 1997 San Clemente Montepulciano. Most Recently, Robert Parker, of the Wine Advocate, gave the 2007 vintage of the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 90 points!