Cirelli La Collina Montepulciano D' Abruzzo, Italy 2019

Cirelli La Collina Montepulciano D' Abruzzo, Italy 2019

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Style: Red

Vintage: 2019

ABV: 13 % 

Region: Abruzzo

Country:  Italy 

Varietals: 100% Montepulciano

Vineyard Size: 2 Hectares

Average Age of Vines: 6 years

Farming: organic

Harvest: by hand

Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts

Pairing Ideas: What does Montepulciano d'Abruzzo go with? 
Montepulciano is a great wine to pair with savory and hearty meat dishes as the wine has a slight tannic quality and great acidity which cuts nicely through richness provided by the fat in hearty dishes. Try serving it alongside beef bolognese, beef brisket, meatloaf, summer barbecue, and thick hamburgers as well as any dish with a rich tomato-based or cheese sauces. 

Francesco and Michela Cirelli

Agricola Cirelli is an organic farm certified by IMC surrounded by 23 hectares of land. All of its production is designed to respect the natural cycles of the olive trees, vineyards, horticultural crops and the animal breeding. Crop rotation, natural fertilization, and free range animal grazing are Agricola Cirelli’s “techniques” of production. This harmonious environment creates olive oil, wine, vegetables, fruit and meats of supreme quality.

The farm grows its food and wine in total respect of organic agriculture. Nature sets the rules and it dictates the rhythm of every activity. The animals’ interaction with the land offer natural grazing and fertilization of the vines, which means there is no need to use harmful chemical substances.

Francesco purchased the land in 2003 right after his graduation in Economics at a prestigious European university. Before this, he was a student at the Italian Navy College. He decided to dedicate himself to organic agriculture because of the profound values of working the land (“Right after God the farmer comes next” he was told once). He is now helped out by his fiancée, Michela.