Born from the co-op, Cantina Sociale di Ortona, Caldora is a very young business based in the province of Chieti in Italy’s Abruzzo region. This is a historic cooperative with over 1500 hectares of cultivated land and around 700 farmers. Striving to reduce the yield per hectare, Caldora was created as the cooperative’s ‘Progetto Qualità’ (Quality Project) whereby vineyards were selected from all the various terroirs belonging to the coop, which due to specific position, grapes and age of vines, gave the best quality guarantee. The rigorous quality checks of this project mean that today a total of around 200 hectares of high quality fruit, contribute to making Caldora’s delicious wines.
The new Caldora winery in the coastal town of Ortona is reaping the benefits of modern winemaking technology; its new bottling system ensures both quality control over the products and packaging and also facilitates efficient handling and rapid dispatching of orders. Their wine is being sold successfully in almost 30 countries and Caldora has already received praise from specialised wine publications and noteworthy acknowledgments in major wine competitions.
Caldora’s most esteemed wine is the Yume Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. This is a particularly interesting red wine, obtained from very old vines which belong to the ‘Soggiorno Proposta’ association that helps youngsters recover from drug addiction. The determination of Caldora members to make a social contribution rather than work solely for financial purposes, constitutes an incomparable virtue of the vineyards. The word ‘Yume’ comes from the Japanese word ‘dream’ and reflects this concept of helping young people suffering from drug dependency in order that they may recover and once more follow their dreams and ambitions.