We are proud to carry on a traditional form of winemaking which has been used since mankind first discovered how to create wine. After harvest, our grapes undergo a long, slow fermentation and maceration on their skins. This imparts a higher concentration of flavours, colour, and tannins to the wine. In the case of white wine, this extra skin contact gives it a beautiful amber colour.
The Atri commune sits in the heart of Abruzzo not far from the coast where Italy meets the Adriatic Sea. It is a countryside of supreme beauty whose striking lands features are called calanchi. These stark white eroded hillsides mark the region as one of the wildest, most untamed parts of Italy
We are proud to produce two exquisite wines under the Vinum Hadrianum name. Following the traditional methods of making wine in ancient Rome, our wines are aged in amphorae to take on their unique characters.
Ancient wines, long before the cultivation of vines, were made with wild grapes. Originating in ancient Mesopotamia, the wines in the ancient times used herbs and honey to add flavor as wild grapes had less sugar content than cultivated grapes.
Amber or orange wines are made from white grapes but because of the time they spend in contact with their skins, these wines have tannins. This makes amber wines more versatile than many standard white table wines you might be familiar with.