Tiberio

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOP – 2020

Region: Italy - Abruzzo

Tiberio

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.

Over a decade ago, Cristiana and Antonio, daughter and son of Riccardo, took over reins of Tiberio. Cristiana, a chemistry specialist who also teaches college sommelier and enology classes, handles winemaking and is the global brand ambassador. Antonio leads grapegrowing and viticulture. The dynamic team have established Tiberio, and Abruzzo, in the forefront of leading-edge wine making and renown in this central part of Italy.

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 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyard in Cugnoli (PE).

  • Altitude: 350 meters
  • Total area under vine: 3 ha / 7.41 acres
  • Soils: Mainly limestone with gravel-sandy subsoil
  • Vine Training System: Canopy
  • Planting Density: 2500 vines/ha
  • Average Vine Age: 62 years
  • Yield: 50 hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested end of September
  • Free run juice only
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • No malolactic fermentation
  •  Aged in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Transparent, brilliant light yellow with green tinges. Fresh aromas of apricot, grapefruit, jasmine and orange blossom, anise. Crisp and clean in the mouth, with zippy flavors and aromas of green apple, anise and almond.

Pair with vegetable appetizers, freshwater fish and seafood, eggs, fried foods.

Wine Summary

100% massal selection Trebbiano d’Abruzzese grapes; 13% alcohol; limestone soils with gravel-sandy subsoils; altitude 350 meters; average vine age 62 years; hand harvested at end of September; free run juice only; fermented in stainless steel tanks; no malolactic fermentation.

Technical Information
  • 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo massal selection grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%

Reviews

91 Points

The 2020 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo lifts up, more savory than sweet and decidedly floral. Dusty dried flowers and incense give way to hints of crushed raw almonds. Its round textures find balance, as a wave of brisk acids and mineral-tinged orchard fruits cascade across the palate. A gentle tug of citrus and hints of peach linger. The 2020 is a remarkably pretty and lifted vintage for Tiberio’s Trebbiano.

Vinous, April, 2021

91 Points

This fresh and lively Trebbiano d’Abruzzo has a pure and bright apple and pear nose followed by a mouthful of succulent melon, light stone fruits and a big hit of salinity. The high acidity makes this a great wine for food, and also means it can age for a few years. 2022 – 2028

Decanter, August, 2022

General Info

Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Appellation(s) Abruzzo
Proprietors Riccardo, Cristiana, Antonio Tiberio (father, daughter, son)
Founded 2000
Winemaker Cristiana Tiberio
Annual Production 8,300 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable