Nestled between the hillside villages of Loreto Aprutino and Picciano in the province of Pescara, Colle Corviano is an award-winning 15 hectare estate that is obsessively committed to improving the reputation of Abruzzo via single block winemaking.
Following extensive research to delineate various soil profiles, aspects and microclimates, the various single varietal blocks were planted in 1973. Each block is vinified separately and traced throughout the production process allowing Chief Winemaker, Paolo Benassi (previously of Castello Banfi) to create wines with distinct terroir driven character. He claims: “Loreto Aprutino’s climate is heavily influenced by the Apennine mountain range resulting in a continental climate, with frigid, snowy winters and cooler summers. The geology includes marly-clay, sand-rich flysch and limestone soils leading my belief that we can make truly outstanding wines.”