Codice Citra was founded in 1973 when 3,000 small family growers decided to unite to form a winery dedicated to quality. The property, with its 6,000 hectares—14,800 acres—covers the majority of the Chieti province. Since its foundation, Codice Citra has focused on cultivating the most important, indigenous grape varieties within the province of Chieti.
About the Vineyard
These family owned properties, some with only 1 hectare, create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality and variety. Winemaking process from vineyard to bottle led by renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarella.
Hand-harvested grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks with a long maceration at a controlled temperature. The must is frequently pumped over for 8-15 days to intensify the aromatics and the color. The wine is then finished in stainless steel tanks.
This wine shows brilliant Sangiovese character of sour cherry and Macchia Mediterranea (Mediterranean wild herbs) with a persistent finish that is both dry and balanced.
Abundant body and firm structure make this wine an excellent pairing with pasta, red meats, game, cold cuts and seasoned cheeses