Idi di Marzo

Villamagna, Abruzzo

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“The ochre tones of autumn’s landscape blown away by the easterly winds. Winter’s bitter cold gains the upper hand over nature, fragile and helpless, stripped of its beauty but not of its charm. Short and bleak days resemble a sort of burnt-out love, subsided love. The coming of light and spring bestows new joy. Love’s fire burns again with new passion. In Idi Di Marzo nature prides itself on its grand beauty and brings new hope to the dormant land.”

In 1910, great-grandpa Vincenzo described with these words the beautiful Abruzzo scenery he found where he had decided to install his first vineyards in Villamagna, in the province of Chieti. For the first time he saw nature close up as it died in the winter and was reborn at the most beautiful time of year, on the Ides of March. The days when spring takes the place of winter and the air is filled with the intense aromas of blossom, of love, of happiness. In 2010, one hundred years after those Ides of March, we founded this estate to celebrate the date our Family began to cultivate vines and great-grandpa Vincenzo fell in love with wine and with life itself.

The Terroir

The estate is located in Villamagna, in Abruzzo’s most splendid grape-growing district. Here Abruzzo’s native cultivars – Montepulciano, Pecorino and Trebbiano, among others – express all their freshness in young wines that reflect the verve that new generations are bringing to the Villamagna district and to all of the Abruzzo wine region.

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Organic winegrowing

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.

Spontaneous fermentation

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.