2018 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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RegionBarossa Valley
Sub-RegionKoonunga Dunes
Altitude280 metres
Vineyard PracticesFamily traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover with natural sprays for diseases.
SoilClay loam over iron stone shale.
Trellis SystemSingle wire
VarietalTrebbiano
Age of Vines116 years
Alc/vol12.5%
ClosureStelvin
Yield per Vine2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentSeasoned Francois Feres 300lt French oak barrels
Total Production2,400 bottles
VintageGood winter & spring rainfalls, allowed healthy canopies to cope with the summer ahead. January and February were warm & dry leading into mid March harvest making  The old vine Trebbiano showcased small loose bunches of yellow nectar to produce another lovely textural table wine of character.
Wine MakingHand picked, crushed into small 500kg fermenters for 14 days skin then basket pressed to seasoned French oak for  for 16 months to build texture, weight and complexity. A lovely delicate and yet very complex dry styling with lifted stone fruits, citrus florals and grapefruit. Flavours of  zesty lemon, nuts, grapefruit and stone fruits that persists to a savoury delightful finish most suited to shell fish and white meats.

Reviews

Gary Walsh – The Winefront July 2019

From a single vineyard dating back to 1905. Spends 14 days on skins, which is how Trebbiano likes it, in my opinion.

Golden colour and texture like sun. I’m thinking mandarin and cumquats, honey, jasmine, maybe peach and cinnamon. It’s fleshy and powdery in texture, juicy and fruity, but nutty and saline too, the finish long and chalky with a subdued Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum aftertaste. Oh, and lemon. Magic.

Philip White – Indaily

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