Today we meet young winemaker, Francesco from the Massetti Winery family in Colonnella (Teramo), Abruzzo.

Francesco Massetti Winery, Colonnella - Best Wine Tastings from the Teramo's Hills Experience BellaVita

Tasting the Best Wines from Abruzzo

We discovered about Massetti after a tasting with more than 15 wine producers, that day we tasted more than 50 wines and the only ones who left an outstanding mark were Francesco’s wine. His wines are a true representation of tradition and Innovation at a very high standard. After that day, we couldn’t wait to go visit Francesco at his winery…by following google maps we ended up taking the wrong road full of mud, was like going an off-road trip, the only difference is that we had a low Audi and almost got stuck. How can we forget that day?

But getting to the Massetti winery isn’t a big deal, it’s actually very easy and the road is all paved. If you end up on gravel, turn back or call the winery.

Francesco Massetti Winery, Colonnella - Best Wine Tastings from the Teramo's Hills Experience BellaVita

Francesco’s Philosophy is to produce little but good, hence his production is very limited and the yield per hectare is extremely low so that all the flavours and character of grape variety can concentrate in the glass

The History of the Francesco Massetti winery

Francesco knew he wanted to become a winemaker when he was just 4 years young Since 2014, he is producing high-quality wines from Montepulciano and Trebbiano D’Abruzzo. Stepping into his cellar, you will understand the obsessive-attention he has about cleanliness.

If you want to discover more about the Massetti winery, check out our in-depth interview on our video interview below.

Wines Produced

  1. Cè – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC
  2. Quaranta Cinque (45) – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  3. Mezzo Pieno – IGT Colli Aprutini Trebbiano Francesco Massetti Winery, Colonnella - Best Wine Tastings from the Teramo's Hills Experience BellaVita
  4. Passito – when we visited the winery, Francesco was experimenting the making of Passito, we look forward to visit him again and try it.

Francesco Massetti Winery Map

Simply follow the google maps direction for, Contrada Giardino, 64010 Colonnella TE.

If you get lost call Francesco at +39 3297266209 (He speaks very little english) better if you can speak italian or get guided by us

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Marino Cardelli

Marino Cardelli

Food & Wine Enthusiast, 2nd level Qualified Wine Sommelier, Licensed Tour Leader of the Abruzzo Region, Official Abruzzo Smart Ambassador. I try to create environments & opportunities for Abruzzo's small business, young people and our traditions to thrive through sustainable tourism.

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