Producer Profile

Controvento

Named "Controvento," meaning "upwind" in Italian, this 5-hectare vineyard in the Rocca San Giovanni region of Abruzzo, just kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, epitomizes the essence of terroir-driven winemaking. Enzo Di Meo's farm, nestled partially in a valley with the picturesque Adriatic in view, operates as a completely organic and biologically-run vineyard. Cultivating seven varietals on calcareous soil, the vines benefit from the refreshing influence of the salty sea breeze. Enzo's commitment to natural practices is unwavering; the vines are fertilized with winter green manure, and no chemicals are ever used. Following a strict philosophy that honors his grandfather's winemaking traditions, Enzo abstains from fining, clarifying, filtering, or using SO2.

Where The Wines Come From

Abruzzo

In the picturesque region of Abruzzo, Italy, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, winemaking traditions run deep. While perhaps not as widely recognized on the global stage as some other Italian wine regions, Abruzzo boasts a rich viticultural heritage, producing a diverse array of wines that reflect its unique terroir and climate. From the robust reds of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo to the crisp whites of Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, the wines of Abruzzo showcase the region's commitment to quality and tradition. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in organic and sustainable viticulture among Abruzzo's winemakers, as they seek to preserve the natural beauty of the land and produce wines that resonate with modern consumers. With its blend of ancient winemaking techniques and forward-thinking practices, Abruzzo continues to captivate wine lovers around the world with its distinctive and memorable wines.

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