Tabarrini Adarmando 2019 (91 VM)
“An exotic and slightly tropical display of ripe green melon, kiwi, sugar-dusted white strawberries and vanilla bean lifts up from the 2019 Bianco Adarmando. This is deeply seductive and pleasantly sweet, offering silken textures, ripe orchard fruits and honeyed inner florals. A teeth-chattering mix of salty minerals and brisk acids creates a riveting tension through the finale as this tapers off incredibly fresh under an air of custard and hints of raw almond. The Adarmando is a large-scale yet completely harmonious interpretation of late-harvest Trebbiano Spoletino.” – E.G 7/2021
Bianco Umbria IGT
Tabarrini’s premier white wine demonstrates the through line of power and elegance that Montefalco imbues in its wines. Adarmando utilizes 100+ year old Trebbiano Spoletino vines that show the level to which old vines concentrate and layer flavor in the glass. This site is the last of Tabarrini’s to be harvested, a decision that requires the difficult task of vinifying the reds, cleaning equipment, and then making the white. Only free run juice is used, with the wine spending a year on the lees with occasional battonage.
Tabarrini is an undeniable leader and advocate for the terroir of Montefalco. Muscular, bold, and anything but boring, the traditionally crafted wines are given a scientifically specific level of attention in the cellar, resulting in notably different styles that demonstrate the range of soils and exposures at the estate. A white made from Trebbiano Spoletino is a rare example of old vine trebbiano, while single vineyard Sagrantinos provide wildly differing complexions of the same grape. A blend of Sangiovese, Barbera and Sagrantino provides an entryway to study the wines of Tabarrini, while a traditionally crafted Passito rounds out the lineup.