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.
Grapes / Soils
|Wine||Blend||Vine Age||Soil Type||Vineyard Area ha or acres|
|Trebbiano d’Abruzzo||Trebbiano Abruzzese massal selection||61 years old||Mainly limestone with gravel-sandy subsoil||2.5|
- Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOP
- Altitude: 350 meters
- Total area under vine: 2.5 Ha
- Soils: Mainly limestone with gravel-sandy subsoil
- Vine Training System: Canopy
- Planting Density: 2500 vines/Ha
- Average Vine Age: 61 years
- Hand harvested at end of September
- Free run juice only
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks
- No malolactic fermentation
- Aged in bottle
Transparent, brilliant, light yellow with green tinges. Fresh aromas of apricot, grapefruit, jasmine and orange blossom, anise. Crisp and clean on the palate with zippy aromas and flavors of green apple, anise and almond.
100% massal selection Trebbiano d’Abruzzese grapes; 13.5% alcohol; limestone soils with gravel-sandy subsoils; altitude 350 meters; average vine age 61 years; hand harvested at end of September; free run juice only; fermented in stainless steel tanks; no malolactic fermentation.
- 100% Trebbiano Abruzzese massal selection grapes
- Alcohol: 13.5%
Abruzzo may be Italy’s least known but most exciting wine region; one reason for that is Cristiana Tiberio. Her wines have become wine list must-haves in the past few years, particularly her long-aging, single vineyard Fonte Canale Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. That wine is pricey, but her basic, citrus-scented 2019 Trebbiano ‘Abruzzo ($20) is also superb and a steal.
Delicate straw-green colour. Refined aromas and flavours of apple, pear and minty herbs are lifted by notes of white flowers. Long and lively on the minerally-accented finish, there’s sneaky concentration and lovely purity to this wine. Drinking window: now-2024
Delicate aromas of lemongrass and chamomile ride over a ripe peach core in this Trebbiano from an estate vineyard in Pescara. Light in feel, the palate is carried by spritely white orchard fruit flavors, with lingering accents of lemon pith and white plum skin.
|Proprietors||Riccardo, Cristiana, Antonio Tiberio (father, daughter, son)|
|Annual Production||8,300 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable|