The story of the Pasetti estate began in the early 1900’s when Mimmo Pasetti’s great grandfather Silvestro purchased the first vineyards, initially as a grape grower. It was his grandson Franco who first decided to use their grapes to bottle wines under their own label. Franco’s son Mimmo eventually took over the winery and – defying all odds – decided to go against the common practice in the area of producing economically priced wines of medium quality. Instead, he focused on the premium character of the grapes grown on his vineyards. Mimmo and his dynamic wife Laura carefully added selected vineyards to their property, all located within the National Park area Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga. All Pasetti wines are named after an important family member, or to signify a crucial turning point in the wineries’ history, and with that, each of their wines tell a remarkable story of dedication, determination, and an uncompromising approach to quality.
“With vineyards located in a National Park – think Banff National park with vines -, Domenico Pasetti and his wife Laura started their project 40 years ago, setting out to demonstrate the amazing quality that the under-rated region of Abruzzo can produce if the grapes are handled properly. An amazing story of passion, dedication, and skill that produces truly outstanding and eye-opening wine experiences.”