Three generations of the Bove family have called the rich farmland of Avezzano, Abruzzo, home. Here, they have nurtured wine grapes that grow plump and favorful nourished by soil from what was the bed of Italy’s largest lake. The lake was drained in the late 19th Century to create new agricultural lands – giving birth to modern day Avezzano.
Rome may have its historic prominence and Venice its picturesque canals – Avezzano itself has a history reaching to the Paleolithic period. As its inhabitants developed agricultural prominence in the early 20th Century, a devastating earthquake all but eradicated the city. Staunch residents rebuilt only to be bombed repeatedly during World War II – until liberated by the New Zealand Army in June 1944.
Families rebuilt again – and today Avezzano has come into its own for both its high quality agricultural products and its emergence as a center for tech industry.
The Bove family, who founded their cantine in 1930, epitomize the pride of the Avezzano people and embrace their role as stewards of the land and the surrounding natural resources.
And, as the saying goes, it takes a village. The Bove family works closely with local farmers to resurrect varieties like Pecorino that had nearly disappeared from the region. Likewise, refined cultivation of the fabled Montepulciano grape has resulted in wines that exhibit the region’s true character.
The wines have been forged from hardship but drink with enjoyable and with well-earned maturity. Bove wines express the character of the region’s fruitful terroir and the dedication and passion of the Bove family. A high-tech bottling line shows the family’s eye for the future. Careful sourcing from optimal vineyards and careful grape selection are hallmarks of respect for quality and tradition.
“We want frst of all that our, strong, elegant, balanced wines with their incredible mineral notes, fit in with the lands that express them. Our wines go on to express the stories of the men who have worked these lands with honest toil and give over the fruits of their labors to us so we can keep the quality at its highest and the prices accessible.”
Estate Owned By:
1930: Three generations of the Bove family have been in the wine business.
Farming and Land:
Sustainable farming practices over 740 acres. Soil is medium density clay. Oldest vines: 25-30 years for Montepulciano; 5 years for Pecorino.
- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: 3300 cases
- Pecorino: 2500 cases