The story I want to tell you is that of a deep relation between a man and a young boy, father and son, who worked the land together and shared the same passion.
I am Giulia Di Sipio and this is the story of the Di Sipios' company, founded eighteen years ago by my uncle Nicola.
Nicola was a young man when he left his hometown to get off the ground and succeed in life. Vision, intuition, genius and stubborness typical to the abruzzese people, all these features allowed him to start his own metal-mechanic company, a long and well-stablished company. That made it possible for him to go back to his origins to fulfill an old dream, the one related to the lands that had witnessed his father's tough work as well as his delicate childlike hands: the dream was to acquire that same estate, where he went to harvest together with his parents, 70 hectares of land where to produce High Quality Wines and Sparkling Wines.
Today the Azienda Nicola Di Sipio has crossed the national borders and has 35 planted hectares, 7 cultivated grape varieties and 12 bottled labels. More than 120.000 bottles are exported worldwide. This success is rooted in that land which lies between the sea and the mountain and where our grapes are picked and processed into our wines: good synthesis of land, grape variety and man's hand.
The wine farm Azienda Nicola Di Sipio is located in Abruzzo, Italy, between the mountain peaks of the Maiella and the Adriatic Sea, 300 metres above sea level, in a small town near Chieti called Ripa Teatina which is famous for its wines, food and boxer Rocky Marciano. The winery stands on a 70 hectare estate along with the vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields watered by a nearby natural lake. Devotion, love and tenacity are the basis for the cultivation of the following vineyards: Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Falanghina, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay.
ALTITUDE: 300 metres above sea level PLANTS PER HECTARE: 6,250 AVERAGE YIELD PER HECTARE: 70kg.
Grapes are hand picked and immediately transported to the wine factory: this makes possible a quality selection of the grapes and it also maintains them integral until the moment they are destemmed. The temperature is guided during every moment of the process: from fermentation to refining. Must and skin are separated in a softly and fully way in order to obtain a complete extraction of typological essences. The care dedicated to the vineyard and to all the cultivation phases produce structured, complex yet elegant wines: a good summary of the territory, grape variety and wine-maker hand.