DI SIPIO’S ESTATE IS IN ABRUZZO, THE GREENEST REGION IN ITALY AND IN EUROPE.
70 HECTARES, WHERE VINES AND OLIVE TREES COEXIST IN PERFECT
SYMBIOSIS WITH NATIVE AND UNCONTAMINATED FLORA AND FAUNA.
LAPPED BY THE ADRIATIC SEA AND PROTECTED BY THE MAJELLA MOUNTAIN,
WITHIN A MICROCLIMATE THAT IS IDEAL FOR THE GROWTH AND
MATURATION OF HEALTHY BUNCHES, A COMBINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE.
WE ARE IN CHIETI, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROVINCES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WINE.
OUR VINEYARDS ARE UPON HILLS LOCATED AT ABOUT 200 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL,
7 KM FROM THE SEA, 15 KM FROM THE MOUNTAIN. THEY ARE HECTARES OF ORDERLY AND MAN-MADE NATURE:
ROWS AND ROWS OF VINES THAT “CHASE EACH OTHER”, STRIPS OF TERRITORY THAT WATCH AND EXPERIENCE
THE SPECTACLE OF THE SEASONS THAT CHANGE AND ARE ENHANCED IN THE DIFFERENT COLORS
THAT CHARACTERIZE THEM: GREEN, RED, WHITE, AS IF TO REMIND, AS THE YEAR GOES BY, OF A NATIONAL TRICOLOR
THAT FINDS EXALTATION IN THE WINE, ALWAYS CONSIDERED THE SYMBOL ICON OF OUR CULTURE, OUR HISTORY, OUR IDENTITY.
THEY ARE COLORS THAT REQUIRE CARE AND ATTENTION, THE WINE DOES NOT COME FROM THE SINGLE HARVEST,
BUT FROM A CONTINUOUS, PAINSTAKING, STRONG-WILLED AND CONSTANT WORK … FROM THE VINES TO THE CELLAR.
OUR CELLAR IS THE MIRROR OF A SUPPLY CHAIN THAT WITNESSES A MANIACAL CARE OF
EVERY STEP FROM THE GRAPE HARVEST TO THE BOTTLING, TO THE LABELING AND THE EVOLUTION.
WINES AND SPARKLING WINES FIND THE BEST SUITED SHELL TO THEIR NATURE IN THE VARIOUS CONTAINERS.
GLASS, STEEL AND WOOD HAVE ALWAYS EMBRACED OUR WINE TO HELP RAISE IT AND MAKE IT GROW TO BE PERFECT.
GLASS
FOR THE LONG REFINEMENTS OF THE CLASSIC METHOD SPARKLING WINES, FOR THE
REST OF THE WINES BEFORE LAUNCHING IN THE MARKET, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN
INCORRUPTIBLE AND ECOLOGICAL, THE IDEAL COMPANION AND IRREPLACEABLE DRESS FOR
THE WINE. THE BOTTLES SLEEP AND DREAM IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT HAVE OPTIMAL
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY, IN THE PEACE OF DARKNESS AND IN THE WAVE OF SILENCE,
WAITING QUIETLY FOR TIME THAT, ALONE, CHANGES THE MOLECULES AND IMPROVES THEM.
WOOD
HAS ACCOMPANIED WINE AS EARLY AS THE 3RD CENTURY AD. THE BARRELS
REPLACED THE AMPHORAE IN THE DAYS OF ANCIENT ROME, TO BECOME A CONTAINER FOR
TRANSPORTING WINE; IN THIS WAY IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE WOOD ALLOWED
OXYGEN, THROUGH VERY THIN EXIT AND ENTRY CHANNELS, TO TRANSFORM AND ENNOBLE THE NECTAR OF BACCHUS.
THE BARRELS ARE, FROM THEN UNTIL TODAY, ALMOST UNCHANGED OVER TIME AS THE
RESULT OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH THE CELTS WHO HAVE TRANSMITTED THIS ABILITY
TO BUILD AND USE THEM.
FOR THE IMPORTANT FERMENTATIONS AND REFINEMENTS OF STRUCTURED AND
LONG-LASTING REDS AND WHITES, WOOD ACCOMPANIES THE EVOLUTION OF WINE.
STEEL
TURNS A “HEAVY CONTAINER” INTO AN ELEGANT ONE: A SET OF NARROW, VERY
HIGH AND VERTICAL TANKS. THEIR FORMS ARE FUNCTIONAL TO THE PROLONGATION OF
MACERATION TIMES, WITH THE SWEETNESS OF THE DROP FILLING, THE BEST FOR A VERY
SLOW AND PERFECT EXTRACTION AND FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE PHENOLIC AND
AROMATIC HERITAGE OF THE SKINS.
THESE TAPERED AND SLENDER TANKS ALMOST LOOK LIKE MENHIRS ANCHORED TO THE
GROUND AND PROJECTED TOWARDS THE SKY, AND ARE AN ICONIC IMAGE THAT
REPRESENTS THE IDENTITY OF OUR CELLAR.