Estate: Iole Rabasco inherited her family estate of vines and olive groves over 15 years ago. The 3.5 hectare property is located in in the village of Pianella, the heart of Abruzzo in eastern Italy. The majority of vines are 40+ years in age, the land has never been touched by chemicals. Iole is passionate about low intervention methods in both the vineyard and cellar.
Winemaking: Vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically. Grapes are from vines in calcareous clay mixed with alluvial sediment and fossil remains. No added sulphur. The vineyard is located right next to the front gate of the house, from which the wine takes its name ‘Cancelli’ [meaning gate]. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts.
Tasting Notes: Gold in colour with aromas of hay, honey, pear, white flowers and an herbal trace. A silky texture accents subtle pear, apricot, green apple, white pepper and a vegetal streak glossed by citrus acidity. A floral trace lingers with fruit on the crisp, mineral driven finish. Well-structured and sunny.
Produced & Bottled by Societa Agricola Rabasco