HISTORY




The Mazzarosa Devincenzi winery was born during the creation of the Italian Kingdom, under the will of Senator Giuseppe Devincenzi. Born in 1814 in the town of Notaresco (TE), Devincenzi devoted his life to politics: he held many assignments first for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and after for the newborn Kingdom of Italy. He was nominated Senator from 1861 until 1868 and played a very important role in the regional development after the unification.

Like the moderate Tuscans, he combined the attention towards agriculture with the interest in building new railways, which would contribute to create a national communication network. He also had many connections with foreign countries, especially England and France, where he took inspiration for the construction of his wine cellar.
He introduced many innovations in Abruzzo, succeeding in the import of unknown vine varieties such as Malbec and Pinot. He implanted wonderful vineyards on his properties and, once he finished his public assignments, he dedicated himself to his estate realizing an important oenological establishment in the Municipality of Montepagano (Roseto nowadays). Innovator and idealist, he created a unique wine cellar, both for its architecture and its system of lifting and transporting the grapes on rails. The 1000 hectoliters barrel (which had the function of blending the wine) and the water elevator, made to ease and accelerate the work of the farmers, both contribute to make it a fine example of << winemaking’s industrial archeology >>, as it has been recognized recently. Quite peculiar are also the ways of controlling the temperature and the humidity of the wine cellar, given by the walls and buildings surrounding the heart of the wine cellar and by the clay "floor".


                                  

Senator Devincenzi died in 1903 without heirs. He left the estate and the wine cellar as inheritance to his niece Maria Maddalena Devincenzi, who was able to maintain the prestige of the winery and continued the work of her uncle with dedication and bravery. Maria Maddalena married the Marquis Antonio Mazzarosa, who was from Lucca (Tuscany) and came from a family with agricultural background as well, and since then the wine cellar acquired the double name we know nowadays. In the last Century it was managed by the co-owner sons and daughter of Maria Maddalena and Antonio, but it was inherited by the grandson Pietro, father of the current owner Antonio Mazzarosa. Antonio, with his three children Maria Teresa, Lucrezia and Giuseppe, continues the tradition projecting new products and the expanding and restoring of the visitable area.

Drinking a glass of this wine is like tasting a part of history of the Region of Abruzzo, with the genuineness, the taste and the richness of products obtained from a healthy, sustainable and traditional agriculture.

Winery today

The winery continues to function nowadays with all its architectural and structural peculiarities, and the winemaking continues after a process of modernization and mechanization which didn’t bring changes in the arrangement of the wine cellar.


                                  

Let yourself be carried in another time by the displayed carriages, the preserved agricultural machinery and the biggest barrel of Europe: it is possible to visit the wine cellar everyday during opening time, free of charge but by reservation. It’s possible to make guided tastings of two or more wines, with a small aperitif/snack.


Remember to make a reservation at the office by writing to vinimazzarosa@virgilio.it or calling at 085 8991128, we will be happy to welcome you and guide you through an extraordinary visit!

On Display


BRUT SPARKLING
WHITE WINE MAZZAROSA

Grape varieties: Trebbiano 50%,
Pecorino 50%.
Alcohol volume: 11%

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TREBBIANO
D'ABRUZZO DOC 2015

Grape varieties: Trebbiano
D’Abruzzo
Alcohol volume: 13%

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ABRUZZO
PECORINO DOC 2015

Grape varieties: Pecorino

Alcohol volume: 13,5%

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CERASUOLO
D'ABRUZZO DOC 2015

Grape varieties: Montepulciano
D’Abruzzo
Alcohol volume: 13,5%

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COLLI APRUTINI
CABERNET IGT 2015

Grape varieties: Cabernet
sauvignon
Alcohol volume: 13,5%

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MONTEPULCIANO
D’ABRUZZO DOC 2014

Grape varieties: Montepulciano
D’Abruzzo
Alcohol volume: 13,5%

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MAZZAROSA RISERVA
COLLINE TERAMANE D.O.C.G.

Grape varieties: Montepulciano
D’Abruzzo
Alcohol volume: 13,5%

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VINO COTTO
MAZZAROSA

Grapes: 50% Montepulciano,
50% trebbiano
Alcohol volume: 13%

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EXTRAVIRGIN OLIVE
OIL of superior
category


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Available in

ACACIA AND

MIXED FLOWERS HONEY

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