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Ciavolich Fosso dei Cancelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017

Ciavolich Fosso dei Cancelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017

$75.00

Chiara’s ‘Fosso Cancelli’ range of wines was born in the mid-2000s with the intention of showcasing the estate’s oldest vineyards in their most transparent and unadulterated forms, employing simple yet historical approaches to vinification. Hand-harvested, hand-pressed in an ancient antique press, fermented spontaneously without temperature control, and raised entirely in cement and eventually, bottle - like we said, simplicity and transparency. Ciavolich’s 2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘Fosso Cancelli’ smolders up from the glass with darkly alluring aromatics of sage, Morello cherry, hoisin, polished leather, licorice, and underbrush. Despite its delicate texture the wine packs a potent punch, with masses of dark red fruits and sweet inner herbal tones that are all expertly balanced by crisp acidity, the finish leaving a staining of minerals and berry concentration to linger under inner violet florals. This is a mouthful of truly characterful Montepulciano that shows tremendous depth, especially to those patient enough to nurse this wine through an evening. Drink now through 2027.

The Ciavolich family traces their roots back to Bulgaria in the 1500s. A family of wool merchants by trade, they left their homeland to escape the Saracen invasion, settling in the province of Chieti, in the southeastern corner of what would become Abruzzo. Fast-forward a few centuries and the family established their first cantina and cellar in 1853, one of the first ‘modern’ wineries in the region. Fast-forward another 150 years and the estate passes into the hands of the young and talented Chiara Ciavolich and her husband Gianluca, who are currently in the midst of guiding this historic property into a very bright future. Now totalling just shy of 40ha of vineyards located across the townships of both Loreto Aprutino and Pianella, Chiara and Gianluca combine a modern approach with traditionalist philosophies, elevating Abruzzo’s classic native varieties to a level too few in the region are able to achieve.


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You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).

Shipping Policy

Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).