Trebbiano Spoletino DOC
CANTINA FRATELLI PARDI
We couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Trebbiano SPOLETINO --- you'll notice we write "Spoletino" in all caps to emphasize this specific variety. "Trebbiano" covers a whole host of Italian white grape varieties: like Trebbiano Toscano (from Tuscany), Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (from Abruzzo) and Trebbiano di Soave (from Veneto), yet DNA studies show that many of these are genetically unrelated to one another! Trebbiano Spoletino is a completely separate white grape variety that grows exclusively around the town of Spoleto in Italy's central region of Umbria. So if you've had a Trebbiano before, but it wasn't specifically "Spoletino", you were trying another wine entirely! If you're confused, don't worry! Italian grapes, wines and naming confuses us too!
2019 "Spoleto" Trebbiano Spoletino DOC by Cantina Fratelli Pardi
Grape: 100% Trebbiano Spoletino
Tasting Notes: Delicately scented with white spring blossoms and a whiff of tropical fruit, this medium-bodied white wine offers pineapple, ripe melon and nectarine zest. Lively acidity brightens the enveloping texture.
Recommended Drink Window: Best now until 2030
Temperature of Service: 50-54° F
Decanting: No decanting necessary
Trebbiano is one of the most planted grapes in Italy, and the world, but it tends to get a bad rap. Many associate it with vast quantities and dull, mediocre wines but this is not true! Let's clear the record. Trebbiano covers a whole host of Italian white grape varieties (Trebbiano Toscano (from Tuscany), Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (from Abruzzo) and Trebbiano di Soave (from Veneto)), yet DNA studies show that many of these are genetically unrelated to one another! So why bunch them under the same umbrella "Trebbiano" name? We don't know...
But let's talk specifically about Trebbiano SPOLETINO:
Trebbiano Spoletino's popularity has really started to take off over the last decade. It was known in the 19th century, but many producers chose other grapes over it. Just to give you an idea, 10 years ago only ~5 wineries grew Spoletino. Now it's up to maybe ~25 or so producers! Still a tiny amount, but it's slowly coming back and we're excited to get to introduce you to it if you've never tasted Spoletino before.
The grapes grow around the town of Spoleto (where it takes its name) and Montefalco, so many producers cultivating Sagrantino (the grape of Montefalco) are choosing to produce this white Spoletino as well.