It’s a Winederful Life – (USA press reviews/mentions)

In “Cultural Connections and the Art of Wine and Food,” Tracy Ellen Kamens features the range of Ferzo wines she was introduced to earlier this year when she attended an event at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among her reviews of the wines tasted during the tour:

FERZO Passerina IGP Terre di Chieti 2017
“The ancient variety of Passerina is not well known, but is on the path to rediscovery, given recent interest in the grape in Abruzzo, Umbria and Le Marche (where it is produced within the Offida DOCG). This wine has a beautiful floral and fruity nose, with flavors of white flowers, juicy pineapple, pear and tropical fruit. On the palate, it offers up bright acidity, medium body and long length.”

FERZO Pecorino IGP Terre di Chieti 2017
“With the same name as the Italian word for sheep, it is now thought that this grape gets its name from the shepherds, not the sheep, who were eating these grapes when out in the mountains. Almonds, minerality and hint of pear greet the nose. On the palate, this wine is dry, with medium+ acidity, medium+ body and is quite angular. Flavors of nuts and minerals dominate, giving the wine weight and depth, before culminating in long length.”

FERZO Cococciola IGP Terre di Chieti 2017
“The Cococciola grape is cultivated in both Abruzzo and Puglia and is frequently compared to Sauvignon Blanc. This wine offered up more fruit character than the Pecorino, with more pronounced melon, pear and citrus, a hint of waxiness on the palate and just a slight note of nuttiness. It displays a nice body, good depth and long length.”

CAROSO Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP Riserva 2015
“Not to be confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, this wine is produced from the Montepulciano grape, grown in the Abruzzo region. The wine was beautiful, with a rich and fragrant nose of plums, with great acidity, integrated oak, soft tannins and long length.”