La Cascina del Colle
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo "Ducaminimo" - 100% Trebbiano Abruzzese, Annual Production: 30,000 bottles
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Ducaminimo" - 100% Montepulciano, Annual Production: 30,000 bottles
Pecorino Terre di Chieti "La Canale" - 100% Pecorino, Annual Production: 12,000 bottles
Entirely owned and operated by the D’Onofrio family, Cascina del Colle comprises 16 hectares of vineyards and olive groves. The farm was established 60 years ago by the father of the current patriarch and is located southwest of the coastal town of Pescara in Abruzzo. Its location in the foothills of the Apennines enjoys the protection of the mountains and the breezes from the sea, an ideal microclimate for wine production. The production is certified organic and every effort is made to create hand made, natural and regionally authentic wines.
Harvest: By hand
Total area under vine: 20 hectares
Total production of the farm: 185,000 bottles
Farming method: Organic
Fermentation and Vinification: For the Trebbiano and Pecorino the juice is soft pressed off the skins and fermented at a controlled temperature for about 15 days. The juice is then matured in stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 months prior to bottling. For the Montepulciano, after soft pressing the skins and juice are fermented together in stainless steel for 8 to 10 days and the juice is then matured in stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 months prior to bottling.