Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo is the DOC
rose' wine from Abruzzo, made with montepulciano grapes.
This Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo made with grapes cultivated in the hills behind Pescara, is a fresh, refreshing fruity rose' wine with hints of cherry and raspberry, in the mouth is fresh and a lively acidity. The Cersauolo D'Abruzzo being made with montepulciano grapes, tend to have a darker colour than your usual rose, even when the maceration is very short due to the grape's dark skin colour.
Nestled in the Abruzzo hills, facing the Adriatic sea, is the small town of Miglianico, is located the Ciavolich winery. Founded in the late 1950's, the Ciavolich winery is now jointly run by wife and husband Chiara and Gianluca. Abruzzo is largely known for the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, but they also grow native grapes such as Cococciola and Passerina, only found in the oldest wineries and in very small quantity.