Some six hours from Milan is one of the most beautiful, untouched landscapes you could imagine: green valleys and snow-capped mountains, with the Adriatic Sea for horizon. Here is the estate of Abruzzi-born Gaetano Lamaletto. Forty years ago and freshly married to Maria, he left his native land, staking everything he had on a South American ceramics venture that was to bear golden fruits. It would have been only natural for the Lamalettos to enjoy their hard-earned success and give Abruzzi no more than the fleeting tribute of nostalgia.
Instead, Gaetano chose to craft a range of all-Abruzzi wines in celebration of his homeland. In 1996, he secured 67 acres of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (now expanded to 99 acres) and one of Italy’s greatest oenologists: Franco Bernabei. The entire estate, now totalling 129 acres that comprise superb olive groves, is 100% organically cultivated.
All phases of the preparatory work have been supervised not only by Bernabei and Gaetano, but by the latter’s eldest daughter, Laura, and manager Rocco Cipollone.
The sandy-clayey-silty terrain – catered to by ideal microclimate, ideal temperature range, ideal varieties, ideally trained and drained – is, in Bernabei’s words, baciato da Dio,"kissed by God".
In 2004, the range was expanded to two white blends (Yare now being flanked by Il Feuduccio Bianco) and four native Montepulciano d’Abruzzos.
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Deep ruby with purple reflections, the bouquet shows gorgeous aromas of black cherry and currant fruit meshed with licorice, scorched earth and goudron. Impressively ripe, fleshy, flavorful and full-bodied. Makes a great match for structured dishes, red meat, game, and seasoned cheeses. more
Deep ruby with purple reflections, the bouquet shows gorgeous aromas of black cherry and currant fruit meshed with licorice, scorched earth and goudron. Impressively ripe, fleshy, flavorful and full-bodied. more
100% Montepulciano. The vineyards enjoy SE, S, SW and NW exposures, with slightly lower density and a crop yield of 2.4 tons per acre. Aged in oak barriques and barrels (225 liters and 50 hl. respectively) for a year, then bottle-aged at least a further year. This fleshy, complex, beautifully... more
The wine reveals a dense, ruby-purple colour, in addition to gorgeous aromas of black cherry and currant fruit intermixed with licorice, scorched earth and tar. It's impressively ripe, pure and dense. more
Deep ruby red in color, the nose exhibits notable intensity of ripe fruit and spice. On the palate, it is complex, structured, with marvellous texture. A long, pure, concentrated, mellow finish that speaks of well balanced elevage.
Pear and apple scents lead in to a fresh, bright mouthful of flavor, all declensions of lemon, like lemon meringe, lemon leaves and lemongrass. A blend of sauvignon with falanghina, greco and pecorino, it's fascinating and delicious, and the strong acidity makes it lively throughout its long... more
100% from the homonymous native grape, like the other three reds, it is fleshy, complex, beautifully structured. Aged in oak for a year to 14 months, it packs amazing impact in flavor, breeding and fruit. more