Torre Raone is an organic estate in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It was founded in the 1960s (then 29ha). Its name refers to a Swabian tower. It was purchased by the current owners in 1997 (still 29ha). Wines are made under the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, and the Colline Pescaresi IGT

Owner: Luciano di Tizio and Antonio d’Emilio.

Vineyards: 2012 29ha.

Certification: 2000 First vintage with full organic certification (ICEA).

White wines

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Lucanto

Colline Pescaresi Bianco DOC, Pinot Grigio

Colline Pescaresi Bianco DOC, Pecorino: 2010 Pecorino. Tank. Nice lean lime and herb, well made at Millésime Bio Jan 2012.

Colline Pescaresi Bianco DOC, Raone Bianco: Pecorino, Pinot Grigio & Incrocio manzoni.

Pink wines

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo DOC, Lucanto

Red wines

Colline Pescaresi Rosso DOC, Torre Raone: 60% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (12 months in wood), 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet.

Colline Pescaresi Rosso DOC, Raone Rosso: Cabernet-Merlot.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Lucanto: Red.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Terre dri Vestini, San Zopito2007 Montepulciano. Appasiamento. Barrel aged. 15%. Rich and porty, nice but too heavy for some at Millésime Bio Jan 2012.

Contact

Tenuta Torre Raone

I-65014 Loreto Aprutino (PE = Pescara), Italy

Website www.torreraone.it