THE LAND ZONING AND THE FIRST TERRITORIAL D.P.O. IN ABRUZZO

The PDO Terre Tollesi or Tullum has been recognized with D.M. during 2009 and in 2014, the PDO Terre Tollesi or Tullum Consortium was authorized to exercise the erga omnes control.

The PDO Tullum is the result of years of tests, studies and historical research, which have highlighted the vocation of this territory. The grapes coming from Tollo are different from others in Abruzzo, for the climatic and soil but also for the influences of local traditions and the social value assumed by viticulture, thus realizing the concept of terroir.

The land zoning is a study coordinated by Professor Attilio Scienza and the pool of researchers of the University of Milan and conducted in the 2011-2013 three-year period, aimed at examining the vocation of the Tollese territory.
The survey primarily investigated the differences between the identified area of ​​the PDO Terre Tollesi and the remaining territory of the Municipality of Tollo.
The grapes coming from Tollo are different from others in Abruzzo, for the climatic and soil but also for the influences of local traditions and the social value assumed by viticulture, thus realizing the concept of terroir.
The PDO Tullum introduces in the Production Protocol the notion of cru from individual vineyards, identifying in the individual maps the vineyards authorized for planting the specific varieties.
The PDO land zoning study involved a total of 20 vineyards, equally divided between four vineyards: Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo.
ThePDO Tullum is entirely limited within the municipal territory of Tollo. The municipal territory is located in an area of ​​hinterland facing the Adriatic Sea, from which it is about 2.5 km as the crow flies. The area is mainly of hilly type for a total area of ​​14.96 square km and, despite the reduced surface, is characterized by a high altitude ranging from a mimimum of 33 mt a.s.l. at a maximum of 205 mt a.s.l.
The Mediterranean climate of the area is attenuated by the proximity of the Balkan area, source of colder air masses in winter and by the effects of the Adriatic Sea, inland and shallow, the coldest of the seas of the Mediterranean basin.
The area of ​​ PDO Tullum is an environment with a great variety characterized by thermal, radiative and water resources able to offer suitable conditions for obtaining high quality products.

Il disciplinare di produzione prevede basse rese per ettaro,
l’utilizzo di varietà autoctone e pratiche di cantina rispettose
del prodotto. Le uve devono essere raccolte, vinificate
ed imbottigliate esclusivamente nella zona di produzione.

The connections between the pedoclimatic environment, the vine and the history make recognizable the wine produced in a specific area. The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) represents a guarantee for the market.
Strict production guidelines are connotative of the Tullum PDO Based on a zonation study, Tullum introduces for the first time in Abruzzo the notion of cru, meaning each wine derives from a specific vineyard.
The Protected Designation of Origin “Terre Tollesi” or “Tullum” is given for wines that meet the conditions and requirements laid down in the Production Specification. This provides low yields per hectare, the use of indigenous varieties and cellar treatments respectful of the product. The grapes, excluding those coming from vineyards located at an altitude of less than 80 m a.s.l., must be harvested, processed and bottled exclusively in the production area.
Only for plants following the recognition of the PDO, the density per hectare must not be less than 3,300 vines.