Zurle

ZURLE: THE ENERGY OF YOUTH

It is a festive occasion in the village. People are laughing, wine is flowing, the orchestra is playing and the streets echo with young girls’ ‘zurle’. What is ‘zurle’? In the dialect of Abruzzo, the term refers to the boisterous fun, liveliness and energy typical of children. Such merriment arises, above all, from music because ‘zurla’ is the name of a gypsy musical instrument, the ancestor of the oboe and the shawm.

The word ‘zurle’ expresses energy, genuine cheerfulness and a sunny, friendly and sincere disposition. It is the character of this Rosso d’Abruzzo. On the festive occasion described above, it is the ideal accompaniment to meat roasted outdoors, under a pergola overlooking hills.

A genuine wine that is everything but trivial. Made from selected grapes, enhanced with many intense aromas of fruit with subtle spicy hints, rich, vigorous and with an excellent structure, it acquires its character from a land that has always been dedicated to vine-growing: the Frentane hills, between the Maiella massif and the sea, the sacred heart of the Abruzzo winemaking tradition.

GRAPE VARIETY

80% Montepulciano, 20% other red grape varieties.

VINEYARDS

Some of the company's oldest (over 40 years), using the traditional pergola training system of Abruzzo.

GROUND

Calcareous marl mingled with much soil skeleton.

VINIFICATION

Maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts, without temperature control. Malolactic fermentation takes place in large Slavonian oak barrels.

REFINING PROCESS

24 months in Slavonian oak barrels and French oak barriques, a third of them new.

STYLE

An intense and fragrant red wine with a distinct character.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Deep ruby red in colour. Aromas of dark red fruit with hints of blackberries, blueberries, sour black cherries and violets, with spicy nuances of liquorice, vanilla and smoky sensations. When refined, it develops hints of undergrowth, tar and leather.

SIZES

0,375L, 0,75L, 1,5L, 3L

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ITALIAN LIFESTYLE

Zurle gives energy, liveliness and will to live. Do you want to taste it in meditation? Can go. But we recommend it to add intensity to special moments.

AWARDS

  • Gold Medal AWC Vienna 2019
  • Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2019
  • Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin 2017
  • Gold Medal AWC Vienna 2016
  • Silver Medal International Wine Guide Awards 2016