Tiberio

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOP – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyard in Cugnoli (PE).

  • Altitude: 350 meters
  • Total area under vine: 3 ha / 7.41 acre
  • Soils: Mainly limestone with gravel-sandy subsoil
  • Vine Training System: Canopy
  • Planting Density: 2500 vines/ha
  • Average Vine Age: 63 years
  • Yield: 45 hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested end September
  • Free run juice only
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • No malolactic fermentation
  • Aged in bottle before release
Winemaker's Notes

Clear, bright yellow with green highlights. Fresh aromas of apricot, jasmine, grapefruit, orange blossom and anise. The palate is clean and crisp with zingy flavors and scents of green apple, anise and almonds.

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

Wine Summary

100% massal selection Trebbiano d’Abruzzese; 13.5% alcohol; limestone soils with gravel-sandy subsoils; altitude 350 meters; average vine age 63 years; hand harvested at end of September; free run juice only; fermented in stainless steel tanks; no malolactic fermentation.

Technical Information
  • 100% massal selection Trebbiano d’Abruzzese
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 7.32
  • pH: 3.20
  • Residual Sugar: 0.30 g/l
  • Extract: 21.6

Reviews

90 Points

The 2021 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is intense yet fresh with vivid peach and young mango giving way to mint and white flowers. This washes across the palate with mineral intensity and pure orchard fruits, yet it comes across as round and soothing in feel. A salty flourish lingers, along with hints of lime, as the 2021 tapers off long and sapid. While not a wine for the ages, Cristiana Tiberio did a fabulous job dealing with the warm and dry conditions of the year. 2022 – 2025

Vinous, October, 2022

17.5 Points

Straw yellow. Intense, savoury cedro (citron) nose with notes of orange and garden herbs. Focused, crisp lemon fruit. Linear but with plenty of stuffing. Simply gorgeous and something for Riesling lovers. 2023 – 2030

JancisRobinson.com, April, 2023

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