Enisio Tocco has always had a passion for wine and his Abruzzo homeland coursing through his veins, and he has passed that on to his sons, Lorenzo and Danilo, as well as his nephew Sebastiano, who now look after the family’s organic vineyards and olive groves in the Pescara hills. The farm was born in 1981, in the area between Alanno, Cugnoli and Pietranico, in the province of Pescara.
100% Passerina ‘little sparrow’
The vineyards are managed based on the ‘tendone’ system (also known as Italian Pergola Trellis), double the stability and double the exposure, Clones used to suit the areas terroir.
Only natural fertilisers and organic protection methods used to fully respect the growing cycle of the plant. The annual organic cycle always ends with handpicking: A slow and engaging procedure, which ensures fruit integrity.
For white wines, Tocco employs hyper-reduction for fermentation. This procedure protects both the grapes and must and ensures maximum extraction of aromas form the grape’s skin. This way Tocco obtains a wine in which anyone can find primary scents bound to the vine varieties of origin. The wines obtained from this process is then aged in steel. No malolactic is used.
The wine has a bright straw yellow colour. The scents are consistent with predominant floral notes and mineral and herbal notes. The taste is soft, fresh, rich and balanced.
Give it a go with carbonara, paccheri stuffed with swordfish, pine nuts, and raisins, tagliolini with squid, marinara risotto, rice and bisi or paella