Italy > Abruzzo > Torre Raone
Located in the village of Loreto Aprutino about 1100 ft above the Adriatic, Tenuta Torre Raone is named for the ancient fortress constructed by the Norman nobleman Ranoe of Poliano during their wars with the Byzantines in the 11th century. The farm and vineyard was purchased in 1997 by vigneron Luciano Di Tizio and agronomist Antonio D'Emilio. The 35-hectare estate now has 30 hectares of vineyard and 3 hectares of olive groves, all certified organic, with wines made in the modern winemaking facility constructed in 2006.
The philosophy of the estate is to produce wines that speak of their terroir and their varietal character, with only neutral oak used where foudres are in use at all. The wines are fragrant and balanced, with excellent acidity and bright fruit. Having worked fully organically since inception and bordering the Gran Sasso national park, the property is one of the most pristine in Italy, and owners Luciano and Antonio are justly proud of what they’ve achieved here, in the heart of Abruzzi.
Lucanto - base DOC wines, named for LUCiano and ANTOnio
Lucanto Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
100% Montepulciano, bright and clean with elegant berry and plum fruit and great acidity. Beautiful pink rose and onionskin color with hints of pale orange highlight. All stainless steel.
Lucanto Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
100% Montepulciano, long fermentation on skins for high extraction, vinified in 100% stainless steel to preserve the fruit characteristicx. Black cherry & blackberry, good acidity, good persistence on the palate.
Raone- named for the Norman/Swabian fortress at the center of the estate.
Raone Pecorino IGT Colline Pescarese
100% Pecorino grapes, cold macerated and fermented in stainless steel. Golden with green highlights. Notes of citrus and apricot with hints of dried fruit and honey.