Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Colline Teramane DOCG

Notàri is the ancient name of our town, Notaresco, but also a name we chose to conjure up the character of our hills, gazing out to sea with the Gran Sasso massif standing guard. The first vintage was in 2003 and Montepulciano is a blend of three heirloom vineyards of different ages, aspecting and training systems.

Type: Red
Designation: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG
Area: Abruzzo, Teramo hills
Variety: Montepulciano 100%


Municipality: Notaresco
Altitude: 300 meters
Aspecting: East/South
Soils: Medium-textured limestone and clay
Training System: Spurred cordon, Guyot, Abruzzo pergola
Density: 1,600-2,500 plants/hectare
Average age of the vineyard: 35 years
Average Yield: 70 quintals/hectare
Harvest Method: By hand in 20kg crates
VinificationDestemming followed by 10 days on skins.
Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature in steel tanks . The wine is decanted to 500l first- and second-passage French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation. After gentle filtration, the wine is assembled and bottled.
Bottle Ageing: 6 months
Production: 20,000 750ml bottles and 200 1.5l magnum bottles.
Sensory Profile: The intense ruby red hues are tinged with violet. The nose is swathed in forest berries like blackberry and blueberry, then cloves, lavender and rosemary. The stylish palate is tangy, with mineral notes and closes with lengthy hints of blackcurrant and a balsamic nuance.
Serving Companions: Excellent with hot, spicy cuisine, or with Abruzzo’s classic dishes like lamb “cacio e ovo”.
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C