Wine region: Marche
Area: Rotella (Ascoli Piceno)
Square: 28 He
Quantity: 150 000 bottles
Owner: Riccardo Reina
Agronomist: Nicola Dragani
Enologist: Nicola Dragani
Wine type: red
Grape: Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Canosa winery takes its name from Poggio Canoso, one of the four castles of Rotella, a small town in the province of Ascoli Piceno in the southern Marche region. It is here, among these magical valleys, immersed in the silence of the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains that the young businessman, Riccardo Reina, falls in love with the Marche land and decides to set up a new, ambitious viticulture project.
The vineyards cover 25 hectares and lie on the 43rd parallel considered very good for growing vines.
The grape varietals are autochthonous, like Pecorino, Passerina, Montepulciano and Sangiovese. The layout of the vineyard is designed around different altitudes and exposures, allowing the grapes to ripen in a natural and balanced way, resulting in authentic wines faithfully expressing the terroir. That’s why we find the Pecorino at an altitude of about 400m facing north; the Sangiovese and Passerina face south, at a higher altitude; the Montepulciano at an altitude of about 250m, facing southeast.
In both white and red wines, the prominent sapidity is particularly linked to the mineral content of the soil, while fresh flavour in the whites is due to a combination of altitude and exposure.
Main wines produced by the winery include Pecorino, Passerina, Rosso Piceno; and 100% Montepulciano ‘Muse’ and Sangiovese ‘Nullius’.
To learn more about La Canosa please visit the winery website.