Feudo Antico was created on a small plot of land in the heart of the Abruzzo region in central east Italy. It is in Italy’s smallest PDO (Protected designation of origin) and the first designation of its kind in Abruzzo. The winery was launched in 2004 with the goal of reviving once-thriving indigenous grape varieties while also farming them organically. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a red wine made from the Montepulciano grapes grown on the sun-kissed hills of Abruzzo and it should not be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Tuscan wine made from Sangiovese.
Starting from the 2013 vintage, all wines are Magis certified, the most advanced project for the sustainability of wine production in Italy. Currently their 15 hectares are cultivated using native varieties producing limited yields to ensure quality is retained. Clearly they highly value the land they work and this attitude is continued in the winery where the fruit and wine come into contact with no wood whatsoever, only concrete and glass. This guarantees the purity of the fruit, and its flavours, are conveyed from the vineyard direct to the glass.
A vibrant wine that is ruby red in colour with violet reflexes. The palate is bursting with red berry fruits, wild cherry, violets and spice. Medium- bodied and well-structured with soft, balanced tannins. This is an easy-going everyday red, unoaked to emphasise its mouth-watering freshness and peppery finish.
Try pairing with dishes such as Italian meatballs, veal osso buco or aubergine parmigiana.