In the Italian region of Abruzzo wine-growing has been introduced by the Etruscans in the 7th century BC. The famous Roman author Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD.) made the wines from this area famous throughout the Roman world.
The region is dominated by the Apennines, which have with the Gran Sasso massif their highest peaks here. Overall, the area is very hilly and thus perfectly suited for viticulture. The climate is characterized by extreme temperature changes between day and night or summer and winter.
Lovers of Italian wines appreciate the wines of Abruzzo for their reasonable price-performance ratio and because they are simply good.