Wine Enthusiast – October 2019 (USA press reviews/mentions)


CAROSO Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP Riserva 2015 – 90 points
“A well-concentrated nose of black cherry and berry aromas shows good integration with baking spice and tobacco tones. There’s a smooth entry to the medium-bodied palate, with rounded tannins and integrated acidity building a nice home for the dense cherry and berry core. This is a polished, modern Montepulciano that will please many.”

FERZO Pecorino IGP Terre di Chieti 2018 – 89 points
“A delicate yet delightful nose of lemon peel, melon rind, sea spray and white blossoms starts off this elegant white. There’s a pleasing grip of tangy minerality on the medium-bodied palate, with flavors of ripe melon and tart peach pushing through.”

FERZO Passerina IGP Terre di Chieti 2018 – 88 points
“Pretty aromas of yellow field flower, green melon and crushed stone start off this white. There’s adequate weight and balance to the palate, giving a solid home to the ripe melon and stone fruit flavors.”
FERZO Cococciola IGP Terre di Chieti 2018 – 88 points
“Faint aromas of lemongrass, apple and pine carry to the light- to medium-bodied palate. There’s ample energy to the tangy palate, driven by fresh fruit and herbal elements that end slightly creamy yet brisk.”

CITRA Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP 2017 – 86 points
“This light-bodied Montepulciano is bright and fruity, driven by tart cherry and wild berry flavors. Peppery splice and delicate tannins frame the fruit, giving it enough structure to be a welcome addition to the dinner table.”

CITRA Cabernet Sauvignon Terre di Chieti IGP 2017 – 85 points
“A faint nose of red currant, tilled earth and peppercorn carries to the light-bodied palate. This is soft in feel and framed by delicate tannins and easygoing acidity.”

CITRA Merlot Terre di Chieti IGP 2017 – 85 points
“A light nose of baked cherry and earthy flowers carries to the rounded, soft palate. A solid framing of bright acidity and polished tannins offer support.”
CITRA Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGP 2017 – 84 points
“This straightforward Sangiovese delivers dark cherry, peppercorn and tobacco on the nose. The palate is smooth on entry, with a light concentration of tart cherry surrounded by bits of spice.”