Villa Celiera - Abruzzo
Davide and Marco, two young Abruzzese, have been friends since they were three years old. After university they took different career paths and eventually reunited with a common passion for wine. They spent time in the vineyards and cellars of winemakers working with respect for the soil and the grape and decided to embark on their own project. Without any degrees or diplomas they started to attack vineyard work and fermentation in a very experimental spirit but with the same desire to work with respect and without heavy-handed intervention. Though this path has been one of learning and mistakes (as they freely admit) the results in 2014 were great!
They have around 5 hectares of vines in the hills above Pescara and two 1⁄2 hectare sites nearer the coast. They have a further 2 hectares that they are going to plant this year. The majority is planted with Montepulciano and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo but they also have a little Pinot Noir, Barbera and Moscato. They do not move the earth in the vineyards at all but cut surrounding plant life and leave it as a mulch on the soil to keep in moisture and to protect the surface. In the cellar they work predominantly with cement tanks but also use anfora for one red and one white wine.