Azienda Agricola Pasetti


The story of the Pasetti estate began in the early 1900’s when Mimmo Pasetti’s great grandfather Silvestro purchased the first vineyards, initially as a grape grower. It was his grandson Franco who first decided to use their grapes to bottle wines under their own label. The initial bottling was in celebration of his first grandchild’s birth, Francesca. Just like her grandmother Rachele, Francesca had beautiful red hair, so the label that was created for this wine was “Testarossa” (red head). Franco’s son Mimmo eventually took over the winery and – defying all odds – decided to go against the common practice in the area of producing economically priced wines of medium quality. Instead, he focused on the premium character of the grapes grown on his vineyards. Mimmo and his dynamic wife Laura carefully added selected vineyards to their property, all located within the National Park area Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga. In their efforts they are joined by the three children – Business Manager Francesca Rachele, Export Manager Massimo, and Enologist Davide.

All their wines tell a remarkable story of dedication, determination, and an uncompromising approach to quality.


Pasetti Testarossa Passerina · Profile

Passerina is fairly rare grape variety that can be found in the Abruzzi regions of Italy. This refreshing interpretation of this wine shows a straw yellow colour with green highlights. In the nose aromas of apple and citrus combine to create a nice fragrance. On the palate it has good flavours with a strong minerality, complemented by a persistent acidity to lead into an elegant and herbaceous finish.

Pasetti Testarossa Passerina · Pairing

best served with salads, grilled and poached fish, fish soups, and white meat dishes.

Pasetti Testarossa Rosato · Profile

The Testarossa label was created to celebrate the birth of Mimmo’s and Laura’s first child, daughter Francesca, who inherited her great-grandmother’s red hair. The Rosato is made with 1005 Montepulciano grapes. The vines grow at 450 m above sea level in the National Park area of Gran Sasso, producing healthy grapes with a high natural acidity. Nice aromas of cherry, currant and berries give way to a fruity palate complemented by a strong minerality.

Pasetti Testarossa Rosato · Pairing

A perfect aperitif and summer barbecue wine. It works well with a charcuterie board, savoury appetizers, grilled fish, white meat, and red sauce pasta dishes.

Pasetti Testarossa Rosso · Profile

The first wine bottled by Mimmo Pasetti to celebrate the birth of his daughter Francesca. This 100% Montepulciano entices with its complexity, structure, and depth. The colour is a deep ruby red, in the nose aromas of ripe red fruit, plums and cherries are complemented by pleasant notes of violet. On the palate sensations of cocoa, licorice, tobacco, leather and black pepper lead into a long finish with elegant tannins.

Also available in a magnum size.

Pasetti Testarossa Rosso · Pairing

The wine will benefit from decanted at least 3 hours before serving. It matches well with a variety of flavourful, substantial dishes such as lasagna, braised meats, lamb, and wild game.

Pasetti Fonteromana Montepulciano · Profile

The aim with this wine is to show the easy-drinking nature of Montepulciano. The wine jas a ruby red colour and aromas of ripe red fruit and dried flowers with hints of black pepper. The palate dislays pleasant cherry flavours complemented by soft tannins. Ot has good structure and persistence.

Pasetti Fonteromana Montepulciano · Pairing

It is a versatile picnic wine and enhances red sauce pasta dishes, pizza, grilled meats, especially prok and lamb.

Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Profile

Given the attractive price point, a surprisingly complex red wine with great structure. It displays a vivid ruby colour and aromas of blackberry, currant, blueberries, and licorice with hints of cinnamon and black pepper. On the palate it is supple and warm with soft, mature tannins. A beautiful long and persistent finish.

Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Pairing

The wine stands up to a variety of flavourful preparations, especially wild boar, grilled meats, and red sauce pasta dishes.

Pasetti Madonella Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC · Profile

Trebbiano is a very ancient and historic white grape in Abruzzo, dating back to the times before the Romans. The Madonella is one of the most impressive creations with this grape. In the nose it displays aromas of citrus, yellow fruit and fine nuances of wild flowers. The Madonella benefits from the great minerality resulting from the stones of Capestrano. The finish is complex, elegant and persistent. A great wine.

Pasetti Madonella Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC · Pairing

Pairs well with fish soups and stews, baked and grilled fish, grilled and roasted white meats, and creamy risotto dishes.

Pasetti Harimann Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Profile

Harimann is the name of a legendary Lombardian warrior who received a farm from his king in gratitude for the battles he won. The story means a lot to Mimmo who had to fight many legal battles to finally gain control over his estate. The Harimann Montepulciano tells of this story, at the same time representing the passion and dedication that the Pasetti family have for their land. An outstanding Montepulciano with great complexity, structure, depth and elegance.

Pasetti Harimann Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC · Pairing

This complex wine is a great choice for any celebratory dinner, especially if it involves braised meats, roasted meats, venison, and game birds. It is also great to enjoy on its own – perhaps with a good cigar.

Pasetti Gesmino Abruzzo Passito Bianco DOP · Profile

This delightful passito is made with Moscato di Castiglione grapes grown on vineyards at the foot of Gran Sasso. It has a bright golden yellow colour and a seductive bouquet of peaches and apricot with undertones of dried figs and acacia honey. The natural sweetness of this wine is balanced by a remarkable minerality and a fresh, persistent acidity.

Pasetti Gesmino Abruzzo Passito Bianco DOP · Pairing

Well chilled it makes for an elegant aperitif and can be considered a dessert on its own. It goes well with biscuits, cream cakes, and goat cheese served with jam and honey.