Dominio imperfetto

Trabocchi coast, Abruzzo

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Dominio Imperfetto is the challenge that Famiglia De Cerchio has undertaken for the creation of high quality rosé and white wines. In a region like Abruzzo, dominated by the cultivation of red grapes which are appreciated and well-known at international level, there are hidden coastal areas little explored by the vine. Here the great internatio- nal grapes find space alongside the native varieties. Experimentation, vision and perseverance gave birth to “Dominio Imperfetto”, the highest expression of the winemaking revolution in the region.


Impervious soils, mainly calcareous but with many sandy stretches. A mountain overlooking the sea, with slopes of nearly three thousand meters at thirty kilometers from the coast only. Sudden changes in temperature and pro-longed periods of extreme heat and cold. These are the conditions which allow the creation of wines with a great personality, an interpretation of a territory and of a different production philosophy.



Growing environmental awareness persuaded the family to adopt organic winegrowing practices throughout its estates. Respect for natural cycles, non-invasive growing techniques and work in the rows that is attentive to showcasing the native and authenticity traits of each district have been at the forefront of the De Cerchio family philosophy over the years.


The De Cerchio family has always embraced the philosophy of spontaneous fermentation. This winemaking method is the proof that work begins among the vines, where targeted cultivation techniques go a long way to ensuring generous amounts of ambient yeasts reach the cellar, where they engage in a natural transformation process. Consequently, a natural selection of several strains endow wines with an authentic, rich aromatic legacy. The family is committed to this production approach and each bottle of its wine offers only the bounty of Mother Nature. Hence the wines are complex, the purest expression of their place of origin, able to inspire the most distinctive sensations.