600 meters above sea level
Perricone - Passerina - Pinot Grigio - Malvasia
Montepulciano - Sangiovese - Primitivo
organic / biodynamic
The vineyards of the Fabulas winery are located in the municipality of Pretoro, 602 meters above sea level with its back to the Majella National Park. You can really feel the influence of the mountain massif that gives its name to the park. On the front side, only 35 km away, is the Adriatic sea. The climate is highly affected by these two elements, with strong changes in temperature between night and day.
The rugged terrain of Abruzzo has become synonymous with Montepulciano, unfortunately though, not synonymous with high-quality wines. The area still struggles with a bit of a work-horse reputation due to its cheap co-op reds and confusing, misunderstood whites. Sadly the market has been presented with low-quality wines. Fabulas, along with a few other noteworthy producers, are slowly changing this view with their quality growing practices and stellar winemaking.
Fabulas is a collaboration between a few farmers, friends and a fabulous winemaker. Their attention and care are not merely to the winemaking, but also the earth. Fabulas has a 'whole-body' approach to winemaking. Usually, we care more about how producers practice than what certification they have, though in this situation it is different. Fabulas believes that in order to change the way consumers view Abruzzo, a guarantee of how they working is needed. This we get.
They are certified on many levels in the EU:
"Biodiversity Friend" which evaluates the impact of agricultural practices in the territory: environment, the fertility of the earth and the health of workers.
"Demeter " is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers.
"EU Organic" The EU requires an equally rigorous control system with controls carried out at each stage of the biological chain. Each farmer is checked at least once a year, or more often on the basis of risk assessment.
"Vegan Certified" THis for products that do not contain animal products or byproducts and that have not been tested on animals.
With that, they grow Perricone, Passerina, Pinot Grigio, Malvasia, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Primitivo.
‘Fortitudo’ Cerasuolo d’Abuzzo dop
Intense and brilliant cherry pink color. Fragrances of raspberries, pomegranate and balsamic tones. Clear sapidity and tannic sensation. Impetuous start with fruity and floral notes, roaring and fresh.