Category: Wine Importer
Country: United Kingdom
- The History The history of Vigneti Radica began in the 1950s, when Rocco, the head of the family, planted his first vineyard in Tollo, a small town in the province of Chieti, about 150 meters above sea level, between the Adriatic Sea and the Maiella mountain. The family has been dedicated to the cultivation of grapes for three generations. After Rocco, his son Antonio and now his grandson Giacomo, continue the mission of producing high quality wines, using only the grapes from their family’s vineyards. Currently the winery cultivates about 30 hectares, mainly Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The vineyards of the company are located in three different areas, each one different from the others due to the sun exposure, altitude and composition of the soil. Tollo that has obtained the recognition of the DOCG, Ortona and Fara Filiorum Petri on the slopes of the Maiella. The extraordinary climatic conditions of the region and the mineral characteristics of the soil make this area a terroir particularly suited to the production of wine, as known since the Roman era. - The Winery The winery is completely integrated with the surrounding environment: traditional materials (local stones, wood) are combined with the most modern eco-sustainable technology. All processes comply with the "International Featured Standards Food" (IFS) and are certified to guarantee the quality and safety of customers (BRC - Global Standard for food safety). Thanks to a careful production cycle, characterized by a low level of resource consumption, the winery has also obtained the qualification of ECO-PROWINE winery. - The Label The label is inspired by the history of the Radica family, still known in the village by the nickname: "Li Ture" (the bulls). It all dates back to the 1950s, when grandfather Rocco became known for his bull, the only one present in the area, used for reproductive purposes, but also for laborious work in the fields. The animal helped until the last of his days, when it was sold. With the proceeds the first vineyard was purchased where the grapes still flourish. To not forget the origins and traditions, this noble and strong animal was chosen as a symbol of our winery.