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Cantina Tollo: authentic wines of Abruzzo

Abruzzo land of sheep, farming and passion for wine. In fact the first evidence of wine production are placed in pre-Roman times.

“Preparing the wine hearts and passion makes them more ready,” wrote Publio Ovidio Nasone, the famous elegy of Sulmona origin.

In Tollo districts in the province of Chieti Tollo winery are of passion, commitment and shared values fundamental elements. The vineyards cover an area of over 3,000 hectares, from the coastal hills to the foothills of the mountains, in a typical Mediterranean climate, temperate, temperature variations that determine optimal conditions for the accumulation of aromatic substances.

The production is focused exclusively on traditional and indigenous varieties of the area, traditionally planted with pergola.
Noteworthy the aging plants, located in Tollo, consisting of barrels and large Slavonian oak barrels, in addition to the concrete vats, currently considered the best for aging.
We tasted:

Montepulciano-AbruzzoMontepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Dop

A Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100% vinified at controlled temperature at 28 degrees. It presents a ruby red almost purple. The nose gives off its intensity with sour cherry and declining in the notes of berries. The palate is soft, soft in tannins. It is aged for 24 months in oak barrels and 6 in bottles. Perfect for pasta dishes, mushrooms, truffles, meats and seasoned cheeses.


Colle Cavalieri Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Dop

A delicate Trebbiano pale yellow color with green reflections. The nose shows a fruity bouquet, with hints of exotic fruits and fine floral notes. In the mouth and ‘delicate and striking with an almond aftertaste. Ideal as an aperitif with fish, white meats and fresh cheeses.