Meaning “upwind” in Italian, Controvento is a 5 hectare vineyard in the Rocca San Giovanni region of Abruzzo, very close to the Adriatic Sea. Enzo’s farm, situated partially in a valley with the backdrop of the beautiful Adriatic in the distance, is a completely biological organically-run vineyard. Vines growing seven varietals all on calcareous soil are cooled by the salty sea breeze. The vines are fertilized with only winter green manure and are primed under falling moon. No chemicals of any kind are ever used. Enzo’s philosophy of winemaking is strict - he never fines, clarifies, filters, or uses sulfur, and always allows for spontaneous fermentation.
Tart and juicy, this wine is bursting with bright cherry flavors.