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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Prologo De Fermo 2016

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One Line Description Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Prologo De Fermo 2016, biodynamic wine, 100% Montepulciano grape, full yet supremely elegant, soft and yet structured wine, complex and layered, natural wine but very accessible, superb.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Abruzzo, Italy
Producer De Fermo
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
Alcohol 13.5%
Terroir Calcareous clay. Vineyards located in Loreto Aprutino
Total Sulphur Level 18 mg/L
Maturation 3 Months in concrete, 18 months in large barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus easy
Production Detail Biodynamic viticulture, Hand harvested in small baskets. Twenty days maceration. Spontaneous fermentation with no temperature control in concrete. Three months in concrete, then 18 months in 20hl oak barrel. No fining, no filtration.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Funky Aromas, Unfiltered
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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Prologo De Fermo 2016, biodynamic wine, 100% Montepulciano grape, full yet supremely elegant, soft and yet structured wine, complex and layered, natural wine but very accessible, superb. Hand harvested in small baskets. Twenty days maceration. Spontaneous fermentation with no temperature control in concrete. Three months in concrete, then 18 months in 20hl oak barrel. No fining, no filtration. A really stunning example of this grape from a superb bio producer. Montepulciano gives you flesh and juicy fruit, but also when at the highest level, there is a level of style and elegance which lifts this well known grape up a level in terms of finesse and sheer class. De Fermo do that, really beautiful red wine.


Stefano Papetti Ceroni’s interest in wine was obvious from the age of 12, when he started reading wine reviews in his mother’s cooking magazines. By age 18, he was buying every bottle he could. The route to a career in wine, though, was long. Both he and his wife, Eloisa De Fermo, had successful law careers in Bologna when they were married in 2005. When Stefano first visited the De Fermo family vineyards in 2007, Stefano was smitten. He later stumbled upon a long-abandoned winery, dating back to 1785, buried under the family house. This was a sign too powerful to ignore - Stefano began restoring the winery and started to make wine. He and Eloisa took over the estate in 2009 and immediately began converting it to biodynamics for which they are now certified.

The farm is located in Loreto Aprutino (Abruzzo), halfway between the Adriatic sea (20km) and the southernmost European glacier (20km). In the vineyard, which covers 17 hectares at 270-320 meters of altitude, biodynamic principles are applied since 2009. They do not add or use selected yeasts and don’t control fermentation temperatures. They do not fine and/or filter wines.

The vineyards are predominantly planted with the typical grapes of the region, Montepulciano and Pecorino, but also include nearly 3 acres of Chardonnay imported from France and planted in 1926 by Eloisa's Burgundy-loving great uncle.

Stefano and Eloisa see their vineyard and wine production as parts of a greater whole, with their vines growing alongside olives, cereals and legumes, and the couple managing the entire farm holistically.

Steafnos says; 'the goal is to have wines which have character, which are individual, which are genuine.'

We would vote for that!



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