Producer: Cataldi Madonna Style: White Wine Grape Type:Trebbiano Origin:Italy Region: Other Italy
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , February 2013
Bright, light yellow. Musky aromas of apricot, pineapple, fresh citrus and herbs, complicated by a leesy nuance. Juicy, spicy and bright, with a restrained sweetness to the flavors of pineapple and green fig. Clean and quite juicy on the long, almost creamy finish. I have rarely had a better Trebbiano d'Abruzzo than this one, which is made in a less mineral and herbal style than Valentini's. A terrific value. IWC readers might prove luckier than their Italian counterparts, because this wine is sold out in the mother country.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
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Known for its high yields, Trebbiano grows vigorously across Tuscany and elsewhere in Central Italy. Here, it's rare to find a white wine that isn't blended with some amount of Trebbiano. Traditionally, Trebbiano was one of two white varietals allowed in production of the red Chianti Classico, although blending of white wine grapes has... Read More »
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