What are these two up to?
The folks who saw us turn up at the winery gates one spring day, about fifteen years ago, must have wondered what we were doing.
We’d always lived in the city and country life was about long summers running around the vineyards. But life had taken an unexpected turn and placed the winemaking business firmly on our shoulders. We’d grown up among the vines and their story was our story, far more than we had realized up until then. We didn’t say much. We just took one look around and got to work…
Fattoria Nicodemi is in the northern of Abruzzo, in the municipality of Notaresco, at the heart of Colline Teramane DOCG designation, and has quickly established itself as a leader and testimonial of quality Montepulciano and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo wines. Founded by Bruno Nicodemi in 1970, the winery is now run by the second generation, his children Elena and Alessandro, whose passion is invested in a renewal that has not affected the essence.
The cellar is an example of pure, unspoiled beauty, in a wild, authentic area of Italy not known to the masses. The estate unfolds over hill slopes just 10km from the sea, with the Gran Sasso massif at its back, caressed by a breeze that cools summer evenings leading up to the harvest.
The estate under vine covers 38 hectares at 300m above sea level, where vines enjoy a day-night temperature range and ventilation healthy for ripening fruit.
A basic rule always applied here is respect for the environment: safeguarding the landscape, using renewable energy, organic farming, regard for the cultural heritage of the local community in which the winery operates.
The mission of Elena and Alessandro, the Nicodemi siblings, is to promote and showcase the full potential of this winegrowing area, proud to nurture interest and passion for the fruit of a unique area!