Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2021
Just as Masciarelli made a name for Abruzzo’s Montepulciano grape, they also elevated the quality and reputation of the Trebbiano grape. The particular Trebbiano in Abruzzo is a relative of the grape planted in many other areas of Italy, but in the climate and soils of Abruzzo when farmed for quality it produces a wine with fantastically expressive fruit and a gorgeous balance of round concentration and mineral freshness.
In a span of only 30 miles between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Masciarelli has carefully assembled 60 specific sites averaging just 5 acres and spread across the diverse soils and altitudes of the 4 provinces of Abruzzo. These vineyards are farmed sustainably, and the five specific vineyards that bear fruit for this wine range in altitude from 435 to 1,200 feet with soils of calcareous clay and lime.
After destemming, the grapes are pressed and undergo a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel. Further aging in stainless steel maintains the freshness and vibrancy of the fruit producing a wine that exhibits bright apricot, orchard fruit and iris aromas and flavors.
Winter with little rainfall, little cold and windy. Spring with below average temperatures, characterized by the almost absence of rainfall, in which there was a regular and balanced germination for all grape varieties. Very dry summer. The harvest began on August 25 and followed by some rainfall which restored a good balance in the grapes. The grape harvest ended on November 4th.
Delightful, expressive combination of stone fruits with a round, concentrated mid-palate that finishes with minerality and, as with all the wines, complex and long.
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