Trebbiano Spoletino

perticaia-trebbiano.jpgWinery: Perticaia
Montefalco, Italy
Appellation: Spoleto
Designation: DOC

In a few words: A full-bodied wine, with an enjoyable freshness and solidity, supported by an excellent base sweetness.

Site: Grown in the winery’s estate vineyards.

Grapes: 100% Trebbiano Spoletino

Fermentation and Aging: Soft pressing of whole grapes under inert gas. Cold static clarification and successive fermentation of clear must in stainless steel containers at temperatures between 15-16ºC. Ages at least six months on the fine lees during which time the wine is never reacked.

Notes: According to Guido, there are only 60 Ha of this subvariety of Trebbiano planted in Italy, and he owns 2 Ha. This wine blew me away with its concentration, spice, extract, reminding me a bit of fine Australian Semillon. The Trebbiano is picked after(!) the Sagrantino, which is harvested in the 3rd week in October!