Fattoria Nicodemi is part of Abruzzo's first DOCG, Colline Teramane, a unique terroir just 6 miles (10 km) from the Adriatic Sea with 100% heirloom vines. The hilly estate covers a single plot of 38 hectares, of which 30 are under vine. The vines are planted in rich clay and limestone soils that give the wines the character the Nicodemis seek, benefiting from healthy day-night temperature ranges, and ventilation for ripening fruit. Current generation siblings Elena and Alessandro Nicodemi left their professions in Rome to take over the winery started by their father, Bruno, after his passing. Elena focuses on sales and oversees wine production. Alessandro manages administration, troubleshooting and oversees the winery staff. Each year, Nicodemi produces ~200,000 bottles using only estate grown grapes. Native varieties of Montepulciano and Trebbiano produce Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC. Organic Certification was achieved beginning with the 2019 vintage. No chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used on the vines. The Nicodemi philosophy is, if you let yourself be guided by Nature, wine becomes the mirror of the land and of the soul of its maker. The fundamental truth is that wine is, and must be, the expression of the land, vine and culture.