2016 Vigna Cantina Trebbiano

Our house choice of all things white meats.

Native family white grape of Molise Abruzzi dry grown here in the Barossa Valley from a single vineyard dating back to 1905.

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Region Barossa Valley
Sub-Region Koonunga Dunes
Altitude 280 metres
Vineyard Practices Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover with natural sprays for diseases.
Soil Clay loam over iron stone shale.
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Trebbiano
Age of Vines 113 years
Alc/vol 12.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Seasoned French oak barrels of Francois Feres and Damy
Total Production 2,000 bottles
Vintage Average rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2016. The spring and summer months where dry with some high temperatures with welcoming rain event in January. Temperatures during February  leading into harvest. The old vine Trebbiano showed resilient and poise with its free draining undergrowth and open canopy showcasing small loose bunches of yellow nectar to produce another lovely textural table wine of character.
Wine Making Hand picked, crushed into 3 ton open fermenter for 7 day skin contact then basket pressed to tank for natural settling for 2 days then racked off heavy lees leaving behind some fluffy light lees for natural ferment in seasoned French oak for 4 weeks with lees aging for a further 11 months in oak to build texture, weight and complexity. A lovely delicate and yet very complex dry styling with intense custard apple, citrus florals, cashew nuts, brioche, lemon and grapefruit. On the palate: zesty lemon, nuts, savoury bay leaf-like, grapefruit, and orchard fruits that persists to a savoury delightful finish most suited to shell fish and white meats.


Dave Brookes – The Adelaide Review April 2017

A delicious white wine which struck a cord for its compatibility with food
Its a beautifully textured wine. Citrusy, floral flecked, nutty and just a delight to drink

Philip White – Indaily

A producer of beautiful honest wines