(EN) The term Trabocchetto was selected for its historical importance to the Abruzzi’s fishing tradition. According to local historians, the Trabocco (or Trabucco) was a fishing innovation imported from the Middle East with literature references dating back to the 18th century. These ancient fishing machines were quickly adopted throughout the Adriatic Coast. Built exclusively out of wood, the construction permitted fisherman to fish in the worst of weather conditions. The Trabocco is a wooden platform that stretches out to the sea and is anchored to large rocks. Long arms or antennas soar above and sustain an enormous net called “Trabocchetto”. Such fishing machines were positioning to exploit the water currents and were considered to be extremely efficient in intercepting the flows of schools that move along the coast. The term was also applied to the most powerful weapon used by European armies in the Medieval period. These giant wooden catapults were used for centuries to assault fortresses and castles throughout Europe and greatly feared.
(EN) A must-try, for those who believe that Trebbiano is the only white wine that Abruzzo has to offer. Discover Pecorino, a white grape once thought lost to the world and now revived. Crunchy and thin skinned, legend has it that sheep themselves were quite partial to munching on them. A sumptuous, full-bodied white of golden colour flowing with compelling exotic flavours of apricots, lychees and tangerines, infused with notes of mint, pine-nuts and sage. A compelling, unique white wine from an indigenous variety that has recently been re-discovered.