Giuliano Pettinella is a young lawyer from Marche and he decided to try his hand at producing his own wine. It does so with two vines that together do not reach 0.50 ha for a handful of very precious bottles (1800 bt). On the slopes of the Maiella, in the Municipality of Tocco da Casauria (Pe) with an Abruzzo pergola system and 45-year-old vines and on a hill overlooking the sea, in Silvi Marina (Te), with 20-year-old vines trained with low spurred cordon. The approach is pure and aimed at enhancing the potential of a unique land such as Abruzzo. It does not use chemical fertilizers, but only manure and green manure every other year. During the vegetative phase, it carries out phytosanitary treatments against powdery mildew and downy mildew only with sulfur and copper sulfate. No chemical weeding but only herbs left to grow spontaneously for a single mowing in the summer, to facilitate green pruning and harvesting.
Pettinella’s latest arrival is an extremely enjoyable wine despite its youth, destined to give its best with the passage of time. Dark ruby red in color with violet hues, the nose is a succession of aromas: from classic notes of black cherry to Mediterranean scrub, from spices to floral notes passing through those typical of aromatic herbs. The palate is fresh, with persistent tannin and a pleasant mineral finish. Vinification identical to that of its ‘brother’ Tauma, but the grapes come exclusively from the Tocco da Casauria vineyard.
Maceration for about 12 days in steel, followed by racking into almost 20-year-old exhausted barriques