This family venture was established in 1999 by Fausto Albanese and his partner Adriana Galasso when they started to cultivate the Montepulciano vines planted in 1972 by Adriana’s father, Rocco. They immediately converted the vineyard to organic viticulture and in 2004 they bought a further 8 hectares where they continued to plant Montepulciano, but also the native white varieties Pecorino and Trebbiano. The quality of their wines spread quickly by word of mouth throughout Italy, and in recent years they have received glowing reviews and awards from all the major Italian wine publications, including “Tre Bicchieri” for their ‘Cocciapazza’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo two years running in Gambero Rosso’s annual Vini d’Italia guide.