Why we love it
Made with Montepulciano d'Abruzzo grapes grown on the Abruzzo hills facing the Adriatic sea, from relatively old vines, this is a young red wine, lively, with plenty of fruit and crunchy tannins, the perfect example of pure, unaged, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
It goes well with a lot of dishes of the mediterranean diet and Abruzzo cuisine, from pizza to pasta, to lasagne.
The artisan who made it
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.