Offering up a wine to the market is a way of communicating one's own way of being and philosophy, and of transmitting an ancient culture through aromas, emotions and memories.
It is a gift to enhance the quality of life, through a promise Cantina Tollo has always kept: that its wines tell a story.
If Cantina Tollo's mission is based on the will to keep the relationship between man and the land very much alive, its products naturally transmit the spirit of this mission even whilst utilising the latest technology.
Modern methods and research cannot bring a cold, distant feel to a what is in reality a richly poetic and joyful world and way of working.
Each bottle does not contain only wine, but thousands upon thousands of caresses, changing moods and frames of mind, the passing of the seasons, a year's work and the patient wait for the final outcome.
Natural splendour abounds in Abruzzo, a region which stretches out from the mountains down to the sea, and the only in Europe to have devoted a third of its territory to nature reserves.
This patrimony is protected tenaciously by the Abruzzo people with their abiding vocation for vine-growing which has persisted down the ages. In the kingdom of the vine, Tollo is the prince among villages, and history clearly testifies to this: its vineyards have been mentioned since Hannibal's time.
In this corner of paradise, now recognised as a "Wine Town", Cantina Tollo was founded over 40 years ago.
This cooperative grew out of the passion of a handful of associates, and today it is emblematic of the Abruzzo approach to wine-making - above all else in the business comes the pride in expressing a strong cultural identity.
However important man's dedication may be, it would be in vain without the benevolent influence and interaction of the seasons, the climate and the soil.
The majority of the hilly terrain used to grow Cantina Tollo grapes is made up of an average sandy-clay mix with a density which varies according to the gradient of incline and the direction faced.
The gentle breeze from the Adriatic helps create a favourably mild climate over the hills, bringing the right amount of rain and high levels of sunshine.
All that remains is for the variations in temperature and winds coming from opposite directions, as inevitably occurs when the mountains face the sea, to work their magic, allowing the wines made to develop their characteristic intense bouquet.