A warm, Mediterranean vine-growing paradise ...
A warm, Mediterranean vine-growing paradise, in Abruzzo, the distance from mountains to seaside is relatively short. The Apenniness, which run through the center of Italy, rise up on its western side while the Adriatic Sea defines its eastern border.
Wine composition tends to two varieties: Abruzzo’s red grape, Montepulciano and its white, Trebbiano. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo can come in a quaffable, rustic and fruity style that generally drinks best young. It is also capable of making a more serious style, where oak aging tames its purely wild fruit.
Trebbiano in Abruzzo also comes in a couple of varieties. Trebbiano Toscana makes a simple and fruity white. However when meticulously tended, the specific Trebbiano d’Abruzzo-based white wines can be complex and long-lived.
In the region’s efforts to focus on better sites and lower yields, vine acreage has decreased in recent years while quality has increased.
Azienda Agricola Dino Illuminati Controguerra Daniele Bianco 2005Other White Blends from Abruzzo, Italy
Farnese Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2005Trebbiano from Abruzzo, Italy
Farnese Farneto Valley Chardonnay 2005Chardonnay from Abruzzo, Italy
Farnese Colle dei Venti Pecorino 2005Other White Wine from Abruzzo, Italy