Pietrantonj boasts a history of more than 200 years, with its complex fabric of passionate commitment, traditions, and innovation. Secure documentation dates back as early as 1791, testifying to the activities of the family, which have always focused on viticulture and agriculture.
Eight generations of the family have engaged in winemaking activities on the estates in Vittorito and Corfinio, located in the heart of the Valle Peligna, Abruzzo’s interior, and the birthplace of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grape. Wine production here dates back to the Roman era. Pietrantonj is owned and operated by two sisters, Alice and Roberta Pietrantonj, and today the estate has a total of 100 hectares , 60 of which are vineyards. The estate also grows over 1,000 olive trees and produces excellent olive oil.
The grapes are processed in the family’s historic cellars located in the centre of the small medieval hamlet of Vittorito.
The winery is very old and was dug deep, up to 14 meters below the chai. These caves are still used in production as well as hosts a museum to showcase the very long and proud history of the Pietrantonj estate.
Pietrantonj Montepulicano d'Abruzzo
Appellation: DOCG Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vinification: Gentle pressing of the grapes, then a lengthy, submerged-cap maceration and cool-temperature fermentation. The wine matured 6-8 months in 40hl oak botti, then a further period in the bottle. The wine is release three years after harvest.
Tasting Notes: The wine appears a garnet-rimmed ruby red, with pleasant dried floral and fruit notes that are complemented by soft leather and earthy aromas. Light in texture with a smooth body, it offers sweet spice flavors of vanilla, anise and dried tobacco with a finishing touch of chocolate. Rustic & gulpable...and a great value!
Pietrantonj Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Appellation: DOCG Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Vinification: The wine is fermented under temperature-controlled conditions in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: : An uncommonly full-bodied Trebbiano, full of orchard fruits and with a touch of mineral in the finish. Having spent extended time with skin contact, the flavors have proven to show dynamically as a result. A delicious wine that will pair well with a wide range of dishes from lighter fare and appetizers, to roasted chicken with a rosemary cream sauce