Tiberio

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOP – 2022

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
  • Soil: Mainly limestone with gravel-sandy subsoil
  • Vine Training System: Canopy
  • Planting Density: 2500 vines/ha
  • Average Vine Age: 65 years
  • Yield: 55 hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested mid-September
  • Free run juice only
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts
  • No malolactic fermentation
  • Aged in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Transparent, brillant yellow with green tinges. Fresh aromas of apricot, grapefruit, jasmine and orange blossom, anise. Crisp and clean with zippy aromsa and flavors of green apple, anise and almond.

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

Wine Summary

100% massal selection Trebbiano Abruzzese; 13.5% alcohol; limestone soils with gravel-sandy subsoils; altitude 350 meters; average vine age 65 years; hand harvested mid-September; free run juice only; fermented in stainless steel tanks using only indigenous yeasts; no malolactic fermentation; aged in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 100$ Trebbiano Abruzzese massal selection
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 7.03 g/l
  • pH: 3.47
  • Residual Sugar: 0.63 g/l

Reviews

93 Points

Pale, bright yellow-green. Aromas of crisp yellow apple, white flowers, lime and hazelnut: this is very pretty and very Trebbiano Abruzzese, not Trebbiano Toscano. For all its juiciness this is tactile and blessed with sneaky concentration, boasting excellent energy to its bright lemon, herbal and toast flavors. Uncharacteristically for this wine, there’s a suggestion of opulence here joining in the more usual elements of freshness and austerity. Finishes long, classically dry and laid-back, with a light saline component and outstanding freshness. Chill this well and get ready to drink it all summer long. 2023 – 2028

Terroir Sense - Ian D'Agata, May, 2023

92 Points

Dusty florals, young peach, incense and mint form a captivating bouquet as the 2022 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo opens in the glass. This balances vividly ripe orchard fruits with minerals and spice as a core of zesty acidity maintains a fantastic balance. The 2022 is superbly balanced and finishes remarkably fresh yet long and sapid. Frankly, it’s incredible that this is Tiberio’s “entry-level” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. 2023 – 2028

Vinous, August, 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