The Wine: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Anfora 2017
Agricola Cirelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Anfora 2017 is a white natural wine from Abruzzo, Central Italy, made from 100% Montepulciano organic grapes. Native yeasts, spontaneous fermentation, and low-sulfites. The wine is aged in amphora - vessels made from terracotta similar to Georgian qvevri.
The Producer: Azienda Agricola Cirelli
Francesco Cirelli in his own words
"I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up in a well off family which allow me to spent a fantastic and dispassionate childhood and to study in the most prestigious schools in European Union; My grandparents and my parents spent all their entire life on bettering their social, cultural, economic status of the family, cutting all the links with their origin: the soil. Once I got my BA I decided to invest my little money on a farm in Abruzzo, the so-called green region of Europe.
Since 2003 I have been trying to reestablish a link between myself and the origin of my family because I am more than convinced of the goodness of the values within farming. In fact, there is a phrase that I love (I don’t remember the author): “the farmer is the closest man to God”. This is not to say that I feel close to God, but I would like my children to grow up with a better understanding of the moral values of the soil. That’s all."
The Region: Abruzzo