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Today we are going to talk about another excellent white wine of Due Maestà collection:
Created in 1972 as white wine DOC that covers virtually the entire Abruzzo region, it's the white wine partner to the red Montepulciano.
According to the official DOC laws, a Trebbiano d'Abruzzo wine must be made from at least 85% Trebbiano grapes – either Trebbiano Toscano or Trebbiano d'Abruzzo or a combination of the two.
The wines must be aged a minimum of 5 months prior to release and attain a minimum alcohol level of at least 11.5% and is most typically imbibed young, which usually means within two years of its bottling.
The official Trebbiano d'Abruzzo production zone covers precisely the same area as that of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - in other words all parts of the Abruzzo region which are not dominated by mountains.
The presence of the Trebbiano grapes and wine in central Italy can be traced back to Roman times. The historian Pliny described a vinum trebulanum in the area, (trebula was once of various Latin words for 'cottage' or 'farmstead'). The name then, according to its etymology, indicates a local white wine produced by numerous small-scale winemakers dotted around the countryside.
The flavor of the wine is dry with a subtle almond finish, exuding a vibrant yet soft floral and fruit bouquet and showcasing a pale yellow straw color.