Il Faggio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
An off-shoot of Alpha Zeta, Il Faggio is another Italian wine made by a seemingly wayward Kiwi (she knows where she is!). David Gleave, MW set out to work intently with growers, which are small and family owned, and not equipped to set up their own estates. The result is excellent quality fruit at a tremendous value. The name Il Faggio derives from the beech trees, which proliferate the area, especially in the surrounding Abruzzo national park.