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- Region: Abruzzo
- Type: Still White Wine
- Proof: 12/12,5%
- Wine Variety: 95% Cococciola; 5%Moscato
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Obtained from vines, in small production, located in the Municipality of Loreto Aprutino in the province of Pescara.Aging in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Service temperature 8/10 degrees.
- Uniqueness: One of the most important autochtonous and unique wines.
Unknown wine, but with fantastic properties
It is the classic vine variety/ Italian super-native wine that is poorly known but it has a great quality. Certainly among the precious wines. It is distinguished by an elegant softness supported by a harmonious combination of freshness, total pleasantness and a never filling olfactory intensity. It is a totally autochthonous wine present in Abruzzo for centuries by oral tradition, but with undefined origins and poor depth. It is probably a vine / wine introduced and disseminated through pastoral transhumance. It is mentioned for the first time at the beginning of the 20th century in the work of two French ampelographers, Viala and Vermorel. Cococciola, together with other precious native vines, had almost completely disappeared in Abruzzo in favor of the plant of the most profitable international vines. Later, foreseeing a risky homologation of the taste, some small and medium quality producers have reintroduced it and valorised it on the basis of the typically qualitative characteristics and the low notoriety and uniqueness connected to a limited portion of territory. Initially, Cococciola was used with other local qualities. Today it is often vinified in purity and slightly also sparkling with both Metodo Classico and Martinotti. When produced in purity, it's called DOC Abruzzo.
The forward-looking mediator
You go to Tokyo to sign a contract for the production of a new telephone line created for you. It's an important moment and you know that, as always, after signing your partner will reserve a whole wing of an important restaurant in the magnificent Shibuya district of the Japanese capital. The dinner will be refined and there will be many preparations of Sushi, Sahimi and Fugu, the puffer fish that has to be skilfully prepared by specialized chefs, as it has a bladder with a lethal toxin (signing a contract this elegant and expensive fish, is always present as a sign of courage and commitment in the common business). You also know that the CEO of the company, who will personally sign the contract, is a great wine lover and is always looking for unique and unknown vines as he is also an excellent amateur sommelier. Then you decide, over the usual gifts, to send 12 bottles of Cococciola before the voyage, which will be perfectly combined with Sashini, Sushi and Fogu, and it will exalt with its uniqueness and rarity the importance of the work that you are developping with your partner. Making happy the CEO of the new company, which will enrich your personal cellar full of rarities.
Cococciola comes from Abruzzo, in particular from Loreto Aputino in Pescara's hills. But is also cultivated in North Apulia.