Abruzzo produces just one DOCG and three DOC wines. Traveling through Abruzzo gives an authentic experience and is great. Montepulciano, do not confuse it with the Tuscan town Montepulciano where the Vino Nobile is produced – and Trebbiano are 2 varities that undergird the most recognized DOC’s of Abruzzo: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. Abruzzo has at least 36,000 ha. of land planted to vines, with an annual production of more than 3.5 million hl. In terms of quantitative wine production it remains Italy’s fifth-leading wine region after Sicily, Puglia, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.
Luciano di Tizio and Antonio d’Emilio, decided to buy 30 hectares of vineyards (and some olives) in 1996. They named the new estate Torre Raone, and that’s where history comes in once more. On their land an old eleventh century watchtower rises, nowadays home to a swarm of bee-like insects. It was named after a famous Norman mercenary knight of that time, Raone da Poliziano. Their second line of wines at this point carries Raone in the name.
The route goes from Montesilvana through the city of Sant’Angelo and Penne, the regions Terra dei Vestini, Farindola and Montebello di Portone. Then further to Carpineto della Nora, Loreto Aprutino and Spoltore.