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. Located 450 meters in elevation, 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, aged in stainless steel, no added sulphur. Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red in colour, with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry candied flowers. Tangy acidity fuses with cherry, black cherry, red currant, licorice, and earthy minerality. Ripe cherry and strawberry linger between each juicy sip. Vibrant and fresh.
Produced & Bottled by Sociata Agricola Rabasco