Locale: Montefalco, Italy
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!