Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC Superiore
The winery’s Trebbiano cru was first produced in 2004 from a 40-year-old vineyard, selected for the quality of the grapes. The age of the vines and the hilltop site, with a north-east aspect, day-night temperature ranges, and excellent summer ventilation confer the wine with complexity and elegance, with minerality and tanginess to the fore. Without doubt a Trebbiano that is true to place and tradition.
Designation: Trebbiano D’Abruzzo DOC Superiore
Area: Abruzzo, Teramo hills
Variety: Trebbiano 100%
Altitude: About 300 metres
Soils: Medium-textured limestone and clay
Training System: Abruzzo pergola
Density: 1,600 plants/hectare
Average age of the vineyard: >40 years
Average Yield: 60 quintals/hectare
Harvest Method: by hand in 20kg crates
Vinification: Destemming followed by soft pressing. Low-temperature decantation of must. Fermentation at low temperatures (15–16 °C) with ambient yeasts for about 15 days, in steel vats. Maturation on the lees for 6 months with weekly stirring.
Bottle Ageing: 4 months
Production: 10,000 750ml bottles and 200 1.5l magnum bottles.
Sensory Profile: Straw yellow hues herald in a stylish sequence of generous floral, fruit and aromatic herb notes. The long, lingering flavour is tinged with a tanginess perfectly balanced with the softness of the wine, which closes with a persuasive mineral swathe.
Serving Companions: Excellent with sea dishes like monkfish and recommended with mushroom recipes, grilled polenta, cheese. Also good with white meat like saffron chicken.
Serving Temperature: 10°-12°C