Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2011 Trebbiano d?Abruzzo Vigne Nuove is strikingly delicious. Crisp pears, green apples and flowers literally jump from the glass in a refreshing lively white best enjoyed over the next year or two. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014. (Feb 2013)
The Vigne Nuove grapes come from the estate’s youngest vineyards, where hot daytime temperatures are cooled by constant winds blowing from the Gran Sasso massif. Hand-harvesting at the perfect ripeness levels, combined with a brief cold maceration with the skins in steel tanks, ensures full-throttle fruit flavors while preserving freshness and acidity. Quite simply, Valle Reale has redefined how good Trebbiano can be.
|Pair this wine with grilled chicken, ceviche, sushi, and even savory crepes.
|Valle Reale was founded in 2000 with the goal of producing world-class wines. The Pizzolo family, in close consultation with Professor Leonardo Valenti and the agronomic faculty of the University of Milan, are working to develop a model for central Italian wines and winemaking. Working primarily with the Montepulciano varietal, they aim to create wines that highlight the grape’s intrinsic qualities: strength, exuberance, vitality, color, elegance, balance and depth. The process begins with the careful selection of clones that are best suited to Valle Reale’s soil and climate, and therefore best express the distinct characteristics of the varietal. Their success is evident in the young, vibrant DOC base wine, and even more so in the cru, a new benchmark for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.