Comune di Controguerra

Location of Controguerra in Italy

Coordinates: 42°51′N 13°49′E / 42.850°N 13.817°E / 42.850; 13.817Coordinates: 42°51′N 13°49′E / 42.850°N 13.817°E / 42.850; 13.817
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Commenda, Mattonelle, Piano del Tronto, Pignotto, San Giovanni, San Giuseppe Lavoratore, Santa Croce, Taiano
  Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)[1]
  Total 2,491
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Controguerresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64010
Dialing code 0861
Patron saint San Benedetto
Saint day 21 March
Website Official website

Controguerra is a town and comune in Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern Italy.

Controguerra DOC

Controguerra is noted for the Italian DOC wine produced in the hills and a valley near the commune. The area produces a wide variety of wine styles including, red, white, passito and spumante. Grape harvest are limited to yields of 14 tonnes/ha. The red wines of Controguerra are made predominantly of Montepulciano (at least 60%) with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon permitted up to 15% of the blend and other local varieties permitted up to 25%. Whites wines are composed of 60% Trebbiano and at least 15% Passerina with other local varieties permitted up to 25%. Sparkling Spumante wines are composed of at least 60% Trebbiano, at least 30% blend of Chardonnay, Verdicchio and Pecorino with other varieties permitted up to 10%.[2] Finished red wines are required to have at least 12% alcohol and finished whites a minimum of 11%.

See also


  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 153-154 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

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