Masciarelli, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo

Masciarelli

2018
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

This wine is a little shy, but when he raises his head aromas of apples and stone fruits show themselves. The acid is balanced and not too challenging, and it finishes quite dry. It's not overly fruit-forward, but that means it will go with almost any lightly flavoured dish. Pale yellow with greenish tints, subtle flavours of green apples, yellow plums, apricots and almonds. Crisp finish.

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Region
Variety
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol-abv
12.5%
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Abruzzo

Abruzzo

Abruzzo is stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mainly mountainous and wild land. Winemaking traditions in Abruzzo date back to the sixth century B.C. thanks to the Etruscans, who played a major role in introducing viniculture to the area. The most favorable growing conditions are found in the low hills of Teramo, where the Colline Teramane thrives (its name means hills of Teramo). Some of the best wines infact come from the Teramo area, where a single DOCG exists for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane, while some classic rosé wines – known as Cerasuolo - are now offered under their own DOC appellation.

DOCG and DOC

Abruzzo is home to one DOCG – Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane – and three DOCs: Contro Guerra, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The DOCG and the last DOC shoul not to be confused with the Tuscan Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Eight IGTs also exist in the region including Terre di Chieti, Colli del Sangro, Colline Frentane and Colline Pescaresi.

Grape Varieties

The star grape varieties of the area are the native red Montepulciano and Sangiovese and white Trebbiano, as well as natives such as Passerina, Pecorino and Cococciola.