“Ferzo,” in Italian refers to a patch of fabric that, when stitched together with others, creates a sail. The union of the finest viticultural “patches” in Abruzzo gives life to Ferzo, a distinctive line of wines which embody the best of the region’s indigenous grape varieties and individual terroirs.
About the Vineyard
The vineyards that source Ferzo Cococciola are found in the rolling hills that stretch between the Adriatic Sea in the East to the Appenine Mountains in the West.
The Cococciola grape is an extremely localized specialty of southern Abruzzo; its vineyards are found almost entirely within the single province of Chieti. The winemaking is intended to highlight the unique character of the variety and its ability to express terroir. A gentle pressing and cool, stainless steel fermentation allow for the preservation of primary aromas.
This refreshing white wine appears pale straw yellow with green highligths. Although light on the palate, it exhibits a sense of firmness emphasized by a backbone of bright acidity. Earthy aromas of dusty gravel and chalk blend with citrus blossom, lemongrass, and Bay leaf. The finish is persistent and harmonious.
Cococciola's firmness holds up against firm-fleshed seafood and its distinctive minerality and citrus aromas compliment delicate flavors. Try Ferzo Cococciola with seared scallops, or grilled branzino.