In 1910, Vincenzo, forefather of the De Cerchio family, was among the first pioneers to plant and cultivate the vine in Abruzzo. During the Second World War his estate was destroyed and was rebuilt only in 1947 by Laurentino, Vincenzo’s son-in-law, when returned from the captivity of the Second World War. At the end of the 1960s, Laurentino ventured into another region with the planting of new vineyards in the red plains of southern Puglia. The love and passion for viticulture led him to experiment with tenacity the cultivation and vinification of the native vines of the two regions, and it is to his passion that this wine is dedicated (Passionale means “passionate”).
The result is a powerful wine, with an impenetrable ruby red color and great aging potential. Aromas of blackberry, currant, and dark chocolate intoxicate the nose, and then they reappear on the palate, enhanced by hints of tobacco and black pepper in the finish. The PASSIONALE is an intense wine, warm, and with elegant tannins.
The PASSIONALE is the perfect pairing for blue-veined cheeses and main courses based on red meat, particularly delicious when enjoyed with braised meat.