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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Fabulas

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Organic – hand-harvested – storytellers

In the case of Fabulas, the grapes are hand-harvested before a fermentation that takes place in large wooden barrels. The wine is aged in a combination of amphorae and barriques without any addition of sulphites. Only during the bottling process is a small dose of sulphites used.

Producer: Fabulas

The Fabulas estate is set in the simply stunning location of Majella National Park in the Italian region of Abruzzo. Located in the village of Pretoro, the Fabulas team cultivate their vines at around 600 metres above sea level, producing a range of fresh, aromatic and beautifully balanced wines. They allow sheep to roam their vineyard as they keep a check on other flora & fauna as well as providing natural fertilisation.

The national park is so-called due to the fact it centres on the Majella Mountain, a key factor that impacts the wines stylistically. Despite the fact that the vines are situated only 35 kilometres from the coast, there is little to no maritime influence, as the mountain looms overhead and protects the estate.

Legend has it that, at one time, 7 female warriors called the Majellane lived in this region. As a result, each of the 7 wines produced by Fabulas act as their homage to one of the warriors. Of particular interest is their ‘Felices’, produced from 100% Passerina, that represents the story of the region’s indigenous style of music. Previously stripped out and replaced with higher yielding Trebbiano across Abruzzo, Passerina is now being rediscovered and is acknowledged as one of the most exciting grape varieties in the region.  

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to the relatively small scale of our cheese and condiment producers, occasionally some cheeses and condiments may be unavailable and we will have to substitute them with similar products. Please state in the notes on the Cart page, if you do not wish to have any substitutions.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £35 - free delivery; orders under £35 - delivery charge £4.50.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £60 ‐ free delivery; orders under £60 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Order over £60 ‐ free delivery; order under £60 ‐ £6.99;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £6.99 (2-5 day service).

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Order over £60 ‐ free delivery; order under £60 ‐ £6.99.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the mainland UK gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours.

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery. If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and
deliver your order and will inform you of any unusual delays.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for a minimum of 24 hours (up to 48 hours, if required).

GIFT MESSAGES

A personalized gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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