1. Gravel, sand and clay
  2. Clay, sand
  3. Sandy and pelitic rocks
  4. Arenaceous and pelitic rocks
  5. Clayey-marly-calcareous rocks
  6. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo wine zones
  7. Contours and Montepulciano ” Colline Teramane ” wine zones

Abruzzo: a region fit for wine

The Abruzzo wine community’s renewed commitment to understanding the region’s terroir and how best to express it through the sustainable cultivation of native varieties is driving critical acclaim and demand for these wines both in Italy and abroad.

Narrowly situated between the Adriatic Coast and the elevation of the Gran Sasso and Majella mountains, Abruzzo’s unique microclimates are generated by this compressed proximity between the mountains and the sea.

The dramatic change in elevation across this thirty kilometer band is marked by a rugged hilly terrain ideal for growing wine grapes. The region’s valleys enable airflow and dramatic temperature variations between day and night which foster optimal ripening conditions.

In addition to its thriving wine industry, Abruzzo’s craggy peaks and lush, forested valleys are home to three National Parks and over a dozen regional preserves to entice hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.