Italian producer Giannicola Di Carlo, based in the Abruzzo region of Italy, has been a key player in the organic and natural wine movement for more than 30 years, while the Di Carlo family itself has been making wine since 1830.
Di Carlo’s Nobu 1830 range includes two varieties: a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva and a Pecorino IGP, each one ‘vinified with the philosophy of minimal intervention’.
This methodology is carried through to the minimalist labels Di Carlo has selected for both wines. Designed by Stefano Bracci, whose studio is in Pescara – Abruzzo’s biggest city – the labels have a quiet, simple elegance.
In keeping with ancient traditions practised by Di Carlo, the wine is made using cement tanks and amphorae and aged in oak barrels.
‘The forest is the place and the source of inspiration for this wine; a perfect ecosystem, a living and uncontaminated space of earth, water, air and sun,’ say the vintners. The idea of ‘silence and waiting in respect of nature’ is again echoed in the understated label design.
Paper: Materica Gesso Ultra WS