"TEMPESTA DI SOLE" TREBBIANO D'ABRUZZO DOC ITALY 2015


 
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The Place

Located in Central Italy, Abruzzo is renowned for its natural beauty. From the peaks of the Apennines to the sandy beaches of the Adriatic, this is a land of parks and nature reserves. Dispersed along the hillsides of this paradise are vineyards dedicated solely to Montepulciano and Trebbiano. Gran Sasso soars to Italy's highest peak south of the Alps in the heart of this region.

 

Vineyard & Soils

Perched over 1,000 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Gran Sasso Range, this vineyard's chalky clay soils, along with the strong diurnal temperature change, help the grapes to develop complexity and balance.  Trebbiano grows on spur pruned cordon trained vines planted on hillsides with a southeastern exposure to receive the maximum benefit of sunlight and warmth in this alpine climate.

 

Winemaking

The grapes are picked in September.  The wine is fermented and racked in stainless steel tanks using natural, indigenous yeasts.  Most of the wine is matures on its lees for two to three months, and a small portion of the blend is comes from barrel aged wine of the previous vintage. 

Tasting Note

Bright lemon in color with fresh floral, stone and citrus fruit aromas beneath which lies a subtle intensity of stoney minerality and toasty creaminess that carries well into the wine's finish.  This is the ideal summertime aperitif wine.  Enjoy cool with plates of avocado wrapped in salty prosciutto and roasted tomato and ricotta crostini.