Wine "Costalupo", Controguerra DOC, 2012
Sparkling wine of straw color with light greenish reflections.
The taste of wine is light, refreshing, with bright acidity and pleasant hints of marzipan on the palate.
The wine has a delicate aroma with notes of apple, white berries and flowers.
The wine goes well with seafood, salads, snacks and soups.
Wonderful, light, fresh white wine "Costalupo" is made from carefully selected grapes that grow in the vineyards in the commune of Controguerra at an altitude of 270 meters above sea level. Trebbiano d'Abruzzo grapes harvested in late September, the collection of Riesling and Chardonnay carried out in late August. Next comes the grapes on the sorting. After destemming and gentle pressing berries obtained wort is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18-20 ° C. A short excerpt also takes place in stainless steel tanks. Wine storage potential is 3-4 years.
Region located in the north of the Abruzzo region, between the Adriatic and the Apennines, famous for very good natural conditions and climate, making for a long time to grow grapes here. Known remarkable story, according to which after the battle on Lake Trasimeno, Hannibal the Great discovered near Controguerra place where wine was produced, has healing properties. This wine has helped strengthen the forces of his troops. It was here in the second half of the XIX century lived a passionate winemaker Nicolas Illuminati, who in 1890 began to grow grapes, and founded his own winery, called Fattoria Nico.
Nicola instilled a love of winemaking to his grandson Dino Illuminati, which today continues the tradition of producing fine wine, using tricks of the trade of his famous grandfather and advanced winemaking technology, which he led the family company to the next level. In a perfect fusion of traditional and modern methods are born unique wine, each bottle of which - trading.
Vineyards stretch of 150 acres of soil consists of clay, sand and impurities siliceous rocks. Carried out work in the vineyards have significantly improved properties of traditional varieties, which allowed to obtain valuable and rare wine. Dino Illuminati has repeatedly won awards and titles: "Winemaker of the Year" prize "Gran Canal", the national "Oscar", recognizing him as one of the best winemakers in Italy. Today, the company's outstanding wines are known all over the world, they are suitable for feasts, and for the collection of Italian wine connoisseurs.