Il Mostro 'Ragana' Terre de Chieti Bianco Frizzante

Il Mostro 'Ragana' Terre de Chieti Bianco Frizzante

$22.00

VINTAGE: 2021
WINE TYPE: White
VARIETAL: 85% Pecorino, 15% Chardonnay
COUNTRY: Italy
REGION: Abruzzo
APPELLATION: Chieti
SIZE: 750ml

This is a single vineyard wine from the Monteodorisio Vineyard in Chieti, Abruzzo. The Marchesani family has been farming this site since the mid-1960s and following the marriage of Sebastano Jasci to Lucia Marchesani, the newly married couple embarked on a new frontier of higher quality farming. Sebastiano pushed for organic farming and became one of the first certified organic vineyards in Italy in 1978. Today their son Nicola has taken over the business side of things, and his wife Federica manages the winemaking. 

The Pecorino and Chardonnay were hand-harvested from two blocks that sit in an amphitheater that wraps around from southeast to northeast and ascending from 750 to 850 feet in elevation.  Aromatics  of lime, lemon, and ripe pear. The palate packs a pleasant punch of fruit, and the finish is full of lift.