Podere San Biagio, Controguerra

Jacopo Fiore took over some of the vineyards from his father in 2014. This place, situated between Marche, San Grasso and the Adriatic sea has been in his family for more than 30 years, with both vineyards, vegetable gardens, an agriturismo & restaurant. The whole idea with this place is to enact and also to teach a sustainable and diverse way of farming and living.
All crops are tended in a biodynamic way.

Jacopo is today working 6 ha of vines. He was convinced that making natural wines was his thing from start and has a big experimental lust, so there will be no worry getting bored while exploring his wines.

Mass selection from old vineyards was practised to get a genetic diversity and vines that are suited to the local conditions.
Their first wines were made In 2016.

Playful, fruity, pure and fun are the words we like to use when describing the wines!

2019 Sgarzella Frizzante

Soil: Limestone
Grape: Passerina
Appellation: VDT
Age of Vines: Planted 1996
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: 2 days of skin maceration before press and continous fermentation and ageing in stainless steel tanks for 11 months before bottling with some fresh must from 2020 to restart fermataion in bottle and create perfect bubbles.


2019 Migrante

Soil: Limestone
Grape: Pecorino
Appellation: VDT
Age of Vines: Planted 1996
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: 5 days skin maceration before press and continous fermentation and ageing in stainless steel tanks for 9 months before bottling.


2019 Briscola e Tressette

Soil: Limestone
Grape: 100% Montepulciano
Appellation: IGT colli aprunti rosato
Age of Vines: 1981
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and macerated over one night before pressing and ageing took place in stainless steel tanks for 6 months before bottling.


2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Cafone’

Soil: Limestone
Grape: 100% Montepulciano
Appellation: DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Age of Vines: planted 1981
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins with very little extraction for 15 days in open vats. After pressing ageing took place in stainless steel tanks for 12 months before bottling


2016 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Soil: Limestone
Grape: 100% Montepulciano
Appellation: DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Age of Vines: Planted 1981
Yields: 30

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins with very little extraction for 20 days in open vats. After pressing ageing took place in big old oak barrels for 24 months before bottling. These grapes are the latest harvested, in mid October and got a little bit of botrytis on them by the time, which leads to a high concentration, totally dry though.


2016 Vino Cotto

Soil: Limestone
Grape: 50% Montepulciano  50% Malvasia
Appellation: DOC Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Age of Vines: Planted 1981- 1996
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: this is an ancient way to make sweet wine.
Late harvest, slow direct press followed by reducing the must through boiling (cotto menas boil) in a large copper pot for about 6 hours to concentrate the sugar. After cooling down, a little bit of fresh must is added (full of natural yeasts) and the fermentation starts. Bottled after ageing 4 years in old barrels.