Country: Abruzzo - Italy

Region: Abruzzo

Established in 1978, the ‘Azienda Agricol Ciccio Zaccagnini’ estate began as a small family vineyard producing a mere 1,000 bottles a year.Today, the estate stretches 500 acres alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, located in Bolognano in the providence of Pescara. A little more than 30 years later, Zaccagnini’s production capability has grown to 500,000 cases of premium wine a year.  

'Total Quality’ is the fundamental element in keeping Zaccagnini successful. Zaccagnini states, “We want to satisfy our customers because ultimately, they are the ones that guarantee the development and progress of our company.” The quality and excellence of Zaccagnini wines is attributed to an extremely talented winemaker by the name of Concezio Marulli. He applies a total quality control system to every step of the winemaking process, as well as using the most modern production techniques. Additionally, Marulli is constantly researching new vine clones and fermentation techniques in Zaccagnini’s state of the art, on- premises laboratory.  

Zaccagnini’s hard work and dedication pays off at the end of the day. Their wines are accepted and praised in the world market. Even Wine Spectator Magazine awarded them with the highest point rating ever given to a Montepulciano; 94 points to their 1997 San Clemente Montepulciano. Most Recently, Robert Parker, of the Wine Advocate, gave the 2007 vintage of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 90 points!

Zaccagnini Collection

Il Bianco di Ciccio IGT Price € 10.00

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Sensorial features: Pale yellow with green nuances, having a very delicate bouquet of attractive green apples and minerals on the nose. Medium-bodied, well-balanced with fresh acidity and a medium finish.

Technical notes:
80% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo - 20% Chardonnay.

Alcohol content: 11.5%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC Price € 10.00

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Sensorial features: Typical rosé colour of black grapes fermented without skins; intense bouquet, fragrant, well-balanced, extremely pleasant aroma; fine, elegant palate, fresh and well-orchestrated.

Technical notes
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 100% - Gentle grape pressing, cold skin contact and vacuum pressing to extract only free run wine. Cold must decanting and fermentation only of the limpid run at low temperature.

Alcohol content: 12%

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Price € 10.20

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Sensorial features: Intense ruby red colour with violet nuances. Intense characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas. Fruity component, full-bodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features

Technical notes 
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Aged in Slavonic oak barrels for 4 months.

Alcohol content: 12.5%

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San Clemente Bianco Price € 19.20

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Sensorial features: 

Technical notes
Trebbiano D'Abruzzo 100%. Aged in French barriques for 8 months.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

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San Clemente Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva Price € 31.80

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Sensory features: Deep ruby red colour, limpid and intense, strong liquorice and forest fruits scents, full-bodied and robust, with a tannin component embraced by the grape's aromatic weave.

Technical notes
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 100%. Aged in French barriques for 18 months.

Alcohol content: 14.5%

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Plaisir Bianco Passito IGT Price € 20.00

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Sensorial features: Golden yellow with a strong amber tinge. Ripe, sweet aromas of candied pineapple and canned peach get much-needed lift from a touch of noble rot. Enters fat and rich, with a smoky edge to its honeyed tropical fruit flavors. Though this wine displays impressive creaminess and weight, it shows little muscat character and could use more acidity on the moderately persistent, almost cloying finish.

Technical notes
100% Moscato di Castiglione

Alcohol content: 12.5%

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Plaisir Rosso Passito IGT Price € 20.00

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Sensorial features: Garnet red colour, very delicate bouquet, with the aromatic scent typical of Cannonau grapes. Full and well-orchestrated flavour, with a hint of tannin.

Technical notes
100% Cannonau

Alcohol content: 13%

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Clematis Passito Rosso IGT Colline Pescaresi Price € 51.70


Sensory features : Bright cherry-red. Lovely sweet aromas of pomegranate, candied violet, sweet red cherry syrup and cinnamon. Fat and juicy, with plenty of acidity giving adequate lift to the intensely sweet red cherry and raspberry flavors. Finishes very silky and smooth, with above-average complexity and length. An excellent sweet wine that is a rare to find.

Technical notes: 100% Montepulciano

Harvest: after a certain ripening degree, the grape-bearing shoots are cut to foster the wilting process until the grapes reach the expected parameters

Fermentation: gentle grape pressing, maceration at controlled fermentation temperature and racked at the achievement of the expected parameters.

Ageing and evolution: this wine ages in 50-litre French oak half-barriques for three years, followed by bottle-ageing

Bottle lifespan: bottle-ageing can last even for over 10 years

Serving temperature: recommended serving this wine at a temperature of 14-16°C

Alcohol content: 13%                                            

Bottle size: 375  ml

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo No SO2 Price € 12.20

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Sensory features: Deep red, almost purple. Very noticeable. Forest berries with a hint of wild flowers. In the background some hints of licorice and pepper are perceived, giving a spicy nose. On The palate the wine is light, pleasant and unique. The balance of acidity is perfect, making it very refreshing. Final extension is idyllic.

Technical notes

Grape variety: 100% Montepulciano

VinificationThe grapes are selected after careful manual collection. De-stemmed and macerated cold, with a special technique to maintain quality of the must. And then proceeds to be pressed to ferment in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures, for one or two months. Then, leave to rest more than a year in oak barrels to enhance the expressiveness. Finally, the obtained liquid to be clarified and bottled. It remains in the bottle a while before proceeding with the sale.

Best servedCreamy Rice, heavy dishes, strong cheeses, red meats, stews

Alcohol content: 13%

Bottle size: 750ml

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