Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Fabulas, Abruzzo, Italy 2018

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Fabulas, Abruzzo, Italy 2018

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Organic – hand-harvested – storytellers


The Fabulas estate is set in the simply stunning location of Majella National Park in the Italian region of Abruzzo. Located in the village of Pretoro, the Fabulas team cultivate their vines at around 600 metres above sea level, producing a range of fresh, aromatic and beautifully balanced wines. They allow sheep to roam their vineyard as they keep a check on other flora & fauna as well as providing natural fertilisation.

The national park is so-called due to the fact it centres on the Majella Mountain, a key factor that impacts the wines stylistically. Despite the fact that the vines are situated only 35 kilometres from the coast, there is little to no maritime influence, as the mountain looms overhead and protects the estate.

Legend has it that, at one time, 7 female warriors called the Majellane lived in this region. As a result, each of the 7 wines produced by Fabulas act as their homage to one of the warriors. Of particular interest is their ‘Felices’, produced from 100% Passerina, that represents the story of the region’s indigenous style of music. Previously stripped out and replaced with higher yielding Trebbiano across Abruzzo, Passerina is now being rediscovered and is acknowledged as one of the most exciting grape varieties in the region. 

In the case of Fabulas, the grapes are hand-harvested before a fermentation that takes place in large wooden barrels. The wine is aged in a combination of amphorae and barriques without any addition of sulphites. Only during the bottling process is a small dose of sulphites used.

The result is a wine that showcases a delicate white floral bouquet with further notes of smoke and hazelnut. The palate highlights an intriguing blend of citrus, savoury & mineral freshness, rendering the ‘Felices’ an ideal partner to seafood, white meats and medium-aged cheeses.

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Kayleigh M.
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Best red wine in ages

Tried this in a restaurant and liked it so much we bought 2 bottles - amazing!

Nina M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
The best red wine I know

It’s my favourite wine. Spicy and full, but delicate in taste and biodynamically grown.

Bill M.
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Italian scores!!

First impression is of smoothness followed by a pleasant soft mellow fruity taste. Easily quaffed with subtle trace of pepper ness. Now my house wine.

David T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very nice

Smooth and fruity. Very pleasant

Allister F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amarone esque

Great wine, I’ve bought the 2016 previously and loved it - the 2018 is every bit as good. Strong and fruity like an Amarone and very smooth.

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