Donato Ramunno is the Talamonti cellar master who explained “Even though the Spring brought plenty of rain (January to April produced 300 mm ) to most of the Adriatic coast, we at Talamonti are expecting to produce some extraordinary reds due to an extremely warm and sun-lit summer season…the 2011 Summer’s sunny weather brought about a form of natural selection on the vines, concentrating the vine’s resources to fewer but finer grape bunches. That will mean a reduction by 10% in production this year, especially for the Estate’s award-winning single-vineyard, Tre Saggi, and the winery’s proprietary blend Kudos, whose harvest was finished at the end of October.”
“Expectations are high,” added Antonella Di Tonno, the family proprietor of the 32-hectare estate, “our Montepulciano, Trebbiano, and Pecorino grapes are healthy and at a very good stage in their development following the mild winter of 2010-11 and sufficient rainfall; vines thrive on an equilibrium in terms of heat and rainfall, and wine drinkers should expect quality wines similar to the renowned 1997 vintage.”
i wish to submit a vinyard picture of my Great Uncle Gino troiani with my cousind picking grapes. It is Abbruzzo!!!