VINEYARD | Half a hectare of vineyard in Francavilla al Mare, on sandy soil, entirely surrounded by woods. The training system is the classic pergola, the plants are about 25 years old, the slope is fierce. The peculiarity of these bunches, explains Fausto, is in the size of the grapes, significantly smaller compared to the average of the variety. When they reach full maturity they take on almost pink hues. The name of the wine, diverto, takes us back to the Latin meaning: to amuse, to turn elsewhere, it is in fact an experiment carried out by a winery that over the years has delighted us with an exquisitely territorial range and very serious consistency over time.
PERSONS | Adriana Galasso and Fausto Albanesi's project started in 1999, when the two decided to change their lives to start producing wine. Located in Loreto Aprutino, one of the capitals of Abruzzo wine: the vineyard is made up of over twenty hectares, managed organically, at about 300 metres above sea level on the first foothills of the Apennines, with a microclimate influenced by the currents that arrive both from the Gran Sasso massif, and from the Adriatic. Montepulciano, trebbiano and pecorino constitute the ampelographic platform from which Fausto and Adriana draw the excellent grapes for their expressive and spontaneous labels.
WINE | The Trebbiano grapes remain in contact for about a year on the lees in Clayver ceramic barrels, the 2021 vintage was bottled in October 2022. This is a wine that expresses a clear sunny character, the aromas are reminiscent of wheat and chamomile, then ripe peach emerges. The mouth is rich, warm, enveloping, powerful, with a remarkable aromatic expansion and length. In the second part of the mouth it develops a delicately smoky trace of toasted almonds and hazelnuts; it closes full and juicy on fruity sensations and hints of tea.