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 flavorful, 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.
The local families rebuilt again, and today Avezzano has come into its own for both its high quality in agricultural products and its emergence as a center for the tech industry. The Bove family, who founded their winery in 1930, epitomize the pride of the Avezzano people and embrace their role as stewards of the land and the surrounding natural resources.
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. Bove chooses to focus on two indigenous varieties from the region. Pecorino, which nearly went extinct in the 70s, and the refined cultivation of the fabled Montepulciano grape which has resulted in wines that exhibit the region’s true character. Bove wines express the region’s fruitful terroir and the dedication and passion of generations. 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 first 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; 10 years for Pecorino.
- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo: 3300 cases
- Pecorino: 2500 cases