Donna Giuliana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a beautiful food-friendly red wine from Italy's Abruzzo region. The name of the winery is Ciavolich Azienda Agricola. The Ciavolichs were Bulgarian wool merchants who, in 1500, arrived in Miglianico, where, in 1853, the family constructed their first wine cellar, which is one of the most ancient winemaking buildings in Abruzzo. Today the family winery is owned and run by Chiara Ciavolich and her husband Gianluca. We met Chiara at our shop in October 2016 and immediately fell in love with her wines!
In the words of Chiara Ciavolich, "Donna Giuliana is young and proud of it. It comes from the idea of creating a wine capable of giving its best after a year of aging in the cellar." The grapes come from younger vineyards of Loreto Aprutino and Pianella, 100% estate-owned fruit. The wine is ruby red with light shades of purple. The nose offers red fruits like cherry and plum. In the mouth: a good balance between youthful fruit and soft tannins.
Enjoy Donna Giuliana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo over the next 4-5 years with pizza, lasagna, grilled burgers and aged cheeses.