Codice Citra was founded in 1973 when 3,000 small family growers decided to unite to form a winery dedicated to quality. The property, with its 6,000 hectares—14,800 acres—covers the majority of the Chieti province. Since its foundation, Codice Citra has focused on cultivating the most important, indigenous grape varieties within the province of Chieti.
These family owned properties, some with only 1 hectare, create a mosaic of vineyards north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to the Mountains.
Hand-harvested grapes are vinified in fermenting vats at a controlled temperature. The must is frequently pumped over two times per day to intensify the aromatics and the color. The wine is then finished in stainless steel tanks, developing structure, body and fruit notes.
Blackcurrant and blackberry fruit aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon are complimented by a ripe and soft finish.
Full bodied with an earthy note, this wine pairs well with barbecue, grilled meats, roast turkey, and hearty vegetarian fare
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Citra Vini, founded in 1973, is the reference point of a geographical area where viticulture is a common practice. Citra gathers nine winegrowers associations of proven experience, which are all located in a territory with extraordinary potentials, the historic cradle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. Chieti is, as a matter of fact, the second Italian province and surely the first in the Abruzzi region for the harvesting of grapes.
More value to Abruzzo wine industry's quality
Since its foundation, Citra's mission has been represented by the gathering of the most important grape varieties within the province of Chieti, whose wine production is selected, controlled and appraised in order to enhance it in terms of quality.