Wine Pick #2
Francesco Cirelli Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2019
Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
“When I make wine, I imagine I am an alchemist preparing a magic potion. An antidote to misery, a balm for healing old wounds, a drink that makes us forgive but not forget. An existential declaration, a message of unconditional love.” - Francesco Cirelli
Can one ask more of any winemaker? The passion that Cirelli brings is not limited to his winery. They grow and press olives, grow fruits and vegetables, raise animals from cattle to geese, all in harmony with the land itself. Since acquiring the property in 2003, his goal has been to practice fully integrated agriculture as once was done in the past. His winemaking philosophy is one of non-intervention where less can be more and each vintage dictates what each wine will become. His aspirational approach allows for wines that are both natural and pure pleasure. This month's selection serves as a fine exemplar of wines from, perhaps, the greatest of the wine-producing countries of the world. Viva Italia!