Controvento – Beverone 2019
Controvento’s 2019 Beverone is a blend made of white (Trebbiano and Passerina) and red (Montepulciano) grapes. The 20/25-year-old vines are grown on clayey-calcareous soil and the grapes were harvested manually. The three varieties were vinified separately, all in stainless steel, and subsequently assembled. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts, without additions. It was then bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no sulphites added.
Located in Rocca San Giovanni, a stone’s throw away from the Adriatic Sea in Italy’s Abruzzo region, Vincenzo Di Meo runs Controvento. His small winery is partially situated in a valley, where he tends to approximately 5 hectares of organically-farmed vineyards, all on calcareous soil. Enzo strives to work in the purest form possible, keeping his vines and wines free from chemicals and additives. All of his bottles display great tipicità, perfectly reflect the region’s terroir and are produced only, he says, ‘thanks to the land, rich in stones, and its exposure to the sun, the sea breeze and the meticulous work of man.’