Oasi degli Angeli
The Marche region in central Italy stretches all the way from the Apennines to the fashionable coastal resorts of the Adriatic. High up in Cupra Marittima lies this tiny estate which is owned and run by Marco Casolanetti and Eleonora Rossi, assisted by consultant oenologist Giovanni Basso
Oasi degli Angeli is an estate that dates back three generations when the great-grandfather of Eleonora created a small farm in the Marche dedicated to the growing of grapes, olives, fruit trees and vegetables. In the middle of the 1990’s Eleonora and Marco, her companion in life and a winemaker, decided to dedicate the farm to the cultivation of wine grapes and to make an agriturismo (a small guest house in the countryside) out of the family estate. They decided to call their wine Kurni, the nickname of the family of Eleonora. Although Kurni has been released only twice, both vintages were awarded the Three Bicchieri award by the Gambero Rosso. The Gambero Rosso will have to come out with fourth glass to give to the exceptional Oasi degli Angeli Kurni as Marco and Eleonora continually strive to improve their creation.
The first vintage produced here was the 1997 Kurni. It promptly received the prestigious Three Glasses award in the ultimate Italian Wine Guide, the Gambero Rosso. They went on to receive that award for the 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 vintages.