wine producer

Contesa

Region: Abruzzo


History

A family run business, Contesa was established in 2000 by winemaker Rocco Pasetti, and as his children have grown up, they have also joined him in business. The history of the farm itself dates back to 1903 when two landlords in the countryside around Miglianico owned the land.

Estate

The Contesa estate is located in Collecorvino in the hills of Pescara, comprising of 30 hectares of vineyards that surround the winery. These vineyards are on a south-east facing hill, 250 metres above sea level, characterised by noticeable variations in day and night temperatures and ideal growing conditions.
Their Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Trebbiano vines are espalier-trained using the spurred cordon system, while the Pecorino vines, which are grown close to a lake on a lower part of the hill, are trained using the Guyot system
Contesa rules out the use of weed killers, changed the phyto-health program of the vineyards, rationalising the use of pesticides in favour of the "sexual confusion" method.