Santa Clara Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2020
Case of 6 bottles.
The Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC was created in 1972, covers the whole Abruzzo region, and can include up to 15% of “other” grapes. And in the hands of the many large co-operatives that dominate the region’s output, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo does not generally achieve the respect it deserves. This however is not the case with “Sant Clara”.
Made from 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo grapes, hand-harvested from low-yield vineyards on the Marcantonio estate planted 127 metres a.s.l.. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea to the east, and protected by the Majella mountain to the west, these vineyards are planted in calcareous-clay soil and ripen under the dry sun of the hills. Combined, this allows for rich mineral aromatics and complex structure to develop naturally in the grapes.
Traditional white wine vinification - following crushing and destemming, the grapes are kept chilled for 18 hours at 6 celsius to preserve fresh aromatics. A soft pressing follows, and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. The wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks for two months, and rests in bottle for two more months.
Our tasting note: Bright, straw-yellow colour, with rich aromas and flavours of white-pulp fruits - peach and apricot - with notes of dried herbs and white flowers. Dry, light- to medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and a persistent finish.
Food matches: Pair with seafood and grilled/baked fish, egg dishes, white meats, vegetarian dishes, and fresh cheeses. An easy wine to drink on its own.