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Cantine Spinelli

Abruzzo

Our Story

OUR HOMELAND HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABRUZZO. IN A DISTANT PAST, WE USED TO MAKE WINE FOR HOME CONSUMPTION. WE CURRENTLY PRODUCE 5 MILLION AND A HALF BOTTLES EVERY YEAR, BUT OUR LOVE OF VINES AND OUR LAND HAS NEVER CHANGED.

Our Region

1970S

ALTHOUGH THEIR WINE WAS STILL SOLD IN BULK, QUALITY WAS ALREADY A KEY FOCUS FOR VINCENZO SPINELLI. HE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT SOME TEN YEARS, WHEN HIS SONS CARLO AND ADRIANO STARTED TO WORK IN THE COMPANY FULL TIME, TO GIVE HIS PROJECT A DECISIVE BOOST.

1980S

PRODUCTION CAPACITY INCREASED AND THEY CAREFULLY STARTED TO CONTROL ALL PRODUCTION STAGES, FROM THE SELECTION OF GRAPES THROUGH TO VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING. QUALITY BECAME A FLAGSHIP. COMMERCIAL STRATEGIES CHANGED AND WERE REFINED, AND SO WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANY'S SALES NETWORK.

1992

THE OWNER TOOK A FINAL BIG LEAP WHEN HE DECIDED TO EXPAND THE COMPANY IN 1992. WITH NEW, LARGER PRODUCTION PREMISES AND WITH ADVANCED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, VINCENZO SPINELLI FINALLY COMPLETED THE PROJECT HE SPENT A LIFETIME ON: CREATING A COMPANY CAPABLE OF COMBINING HIGH QUALITY AND HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUMES. AND HERE WE ARE TODAY.

Our Vineyard(s)

WE ARE PROUD OF THE MANY RECOGNITIONS THAT OUR WINES HAVE BEEN AWARDED AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS IN THE INDUSTRY

CANTINE SPINELLI CURRENTLY PRODUCES DOC AND IGT ABRUZZO WINES, 65% OF WHICH ARE EXPORTED. RURAL TRADITION HAS IT THAT GRAPES SHOULD BE CRUSHED WITH BARE FEET. WE KEEP TRADITION ALIVE IN OUR LOVE AND RESPECT OF OUR LAND AND ITS PRODUCTS. FOR THE REST, THE COMPANY NOW USES ADVANCED GROWING, PRODUCTION AND AGEING TECHNIQUES.

THE VINIFICATION PROCESS TAKES PLACE ACCORDING TO ALL THE RULES THAT GUIDE THE PRODUCTION OF QUALITY WINES, WHICH ARE CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVED WITH THE HELP OF SKILLED OENOLOGISTS THROUGHOUT ITALY. LOCAL GRAPE VARIETIES – SUCH AS MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, PECORINO, PASSERINA, COCOCCIOLA – ARE OUR PRIDE. OUR WHOLE HISTORY IS LINKED TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF TRADITIONAL REGIONAL WINES.

THE COMPANY USES UNDERGROUND ROOMS FOR WINE STORAGE AND FINISHING, WHERE NATURAL TEMPERATURE RANGES BETWEEN 18 AND 22°C. A NEW ROOM WAS CREATED IN 1999 AND IS USED FOR REFINING AND AGEING WINES (MAINLY RED WINES) IN SLAVONIAN OAK BARRELS.

THE GROWING APPRECIATION WE RECEIVE FROM OUR CUSTOMERS IS MOST CERTAINLY THE BEST CONFIRMATION WE COULD GET FOR THE QUALITY OF OUR WORK. WE ARE ALSO PROUD OF THE NUMEROUS AWARDS THAT OUR WINES WON IN THE PAST FEW YEARS AT THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS IN THE INDUSTRY. WE ARE ALSO PROUD THAT OUR WORK HAS HELPED THE WINES AND THE FLAVOURS OF OUR REGION GAIN GROUND FROM EUROPE TO AMERICA, ASIA AND OCEANIA. IT IS JUST OUR WAY OF BEING: NEVER FAR FROM OUR LAND, ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE WORLD.