The Vicini family moved to the area near Pescara around 1500 as wool merchants and have had agricultural holdings ever since. The cantina for wine operations was constructed in 1853. In recent years the Vicini vineyard holdings were passed on to Chiara Ciavolich by her aunt Giuliana Vicini along with her dream that the prime vineyards be designated to a label specific to the terroir of the sites. The Giuliana Vicini label was realized in honour of Chiara’s nonna.
This crisp white wine is made from Pecorino grapes harvested from vineyards near Miglianico. The vines are located at 250 meters in elevation, just three kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. Thought to be extinct during the 1980’s, Pecorino is mostly planted in Italy’s eastern coastal regions. Naturally high in acidity, it produces refreshing wines with citrus fruit flavours and white flower aromas. Vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the Giuliana Vicini Pecorino is an approachable alternative to racy Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.