Winery: Lammidia [meaning an envy or bad eye in the Abruzzese dialect], was founded by childhood friends Marco Giuliani and David Dear. The winery is in Villa Celiera, a small village at 714 meters above sea level in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The 3 hectares of vines consist of Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Pecorino and Pinot Noir. Dedicated to organic and biodynamic methods, the duo is constantly experimenting and learning. “Study, comparison with other winemakers, tests, experiments, errors (many), synthesized by self-criticism and common sense, have led us to current results and a path of continuous improvement.” They have designed and built specific concrete containers for use in different processes of winemaking. In the cellar, they work with terracotta amphorae, along with steel and fiberglass containers.
Philosophy: Their motto is: Uva e basta [100% Grape]. “In all transformation processes, from the earth, to the plant, to the grape, to the wine, we try to intervene as little as possible, preserving the natural evolution of nature.”
Winemaking: Organic and biodynamic methods. Grapes were left in contact with the skins for a week, then aged in 15 qt cement barrels. Unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Amber/tangerine in colour with engaging aromas of grilled lemon, sweet summer hay, wildflowers, ginger and a nip of funk. Citrus driven, with lemon, orange blossom, a trace of bergamot topped with sea salt and a drizzle of honey. Bright acidity glosses ginger, lemon and touch of candied orange on the delightful finish. Unique and engaging, this is a lush, captivating sip.
100% Pecorino d’Abruzzo
Produced and Bottled by PE 5224 Villa Celiera