Feudo Antico was created on a small
plot of land in the heart of Abruzzo. While planting new vines, the
remains of a Roman building and an ancient tank for storing wine
The excavations moved forward, as did the vineyard work, and the
business got to where it is today. From this the Tullum PDO was
created, currently the smallest PDO area in Italy.
- Tullum PDO covers an extremely limited area - 300 hectares in
the Municipality of Tollo in the province of Chieti - and is
characterised by rigid production parameters.
- The density of cultivation must be no less than 3,300 vines per
hectare, vinification and bottling must be carried out within the
area, and grapes coming from vineyards located on the valley floor
or situated at less than 80m above sea level are not
- The vines produce limited yields and only organic or low
environmental impact winemaking techniques are used.
- To mature the wines they use glass-concrete containers and
bottles in the cellar, with the exception of Reserve wines, to
ensure thermal stability without resorting to refrigeration, and to
allow the wine to express its natural qualities without coming into
contact with wood.
- Only wild fermentation is used for the organic wines with
minimal processing and no filtering.