Terra d’Aligi is the brand par excellence of a company and a family, that produces wines since generations. They describe us, the Spinelli family, as authentic people from Abruzzi: feed on the ground and look to the future. Probably it is like that. The feet on the ground is the love for the land and the deep knowledge of what it can produce: they are the tradition, the innate capacity to handle the land, feeling the air, to discover new vineyards and to exploit the maximal potential of the territory.
Abruzzo is the region of Italy where we live, the land of Aligi, the land of our wines. Aligi was a shepherd and the main character in “The Daughter of Iorio”, the celebrated work by Gabriele D’Annunzio, the renowned poet from Abruzzo. And this was not by chance: the deepest roots of this region are burrowed in shepherding, grown over time through the centuries old bridleways of the transhumance. Between the highest peaks of the Apennine Mountains – Gran Sasso and Maiella – and the Adriatic Sea, the bridleways unwind through the hills and valleys, traipsing around the vineyards. One of the most typical wines of Abruzzo is dedicated to them, Pecorino. Our grapes ripen in one of these valleys, Val di Sangro.
Once it exits its mountain flow, the river Sangro spreads out in a wide valley between sweet hills, the Frentane, in the southern part of the province of Chieti. It is in this restricted area, between the mountains and the sea, that the land and the climatic conditions turn out to be ideal for the grape growing. Between the 2700 meters of the Maiella and the coast there is a distance of only 50 kilometers. The streams of air and the remarkable temperature ranges positively characterize the quality of the grapes, whereas the clayey-chalky ground of the Frentane hills does the rest, by completing an exceptional territory, that has always been particularly suitable for the cultivation of the grapevine.