The story of Azienda Agricola Tiberio rings more like a new world tale than one from the old world of the ancient lands beneath the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo. At 350 meters, twenty three miles inland from the seaside city of Pescara near the hillside town of Cugnoli, Riccardo Tiberio found an old plot of Trebbiano Abruzzese vines roughly 50 years old so impressive that he decided to change his and his family’s destiny.
Luminous bright straw-yellow. High-pitched aromas of lemon drop, lime, jasmine and crushed stone. Racy, perfumed and light on its feet, with enamel-shattering acidity that is just balanced by underlying concentration and a strong mineral framework. Iodine and calcaire-related notes give the mid-palate a distinct tautness and the long finish superb precision and clarity. This will turn out to be a monumental Fonte Canale, but don’t even think of touching a bottle until 2022.