Zavatti Superiore Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC (Superiore)

 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC (Superiore)

Type: White

Alcohol:14%

Grape Variety: 90% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, 10% Malvasia

Sensory Profile: A deep straw-yellow, this wine offers delicate hints of acacia, citrus, and spice. The full-bodied palate exhibits fine structure, complemented by complexity from the oak, and the lees.

Food Pairing:  This is wine that marries beautifully with fish dishes and seafood, particularly shellfish, and with fresh cheeses.

Vinification:  Gentle pressing of the clusters, cryomaceration on the skins to extract fruit aromas and varietal characteristics of the Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, followed by static cold-settling of the must (ca. 10°C), then controlled-temperature fermentation of the must in small French oak barrels at a controlled temperature of 16–18 °C. The wine matures on the fine lees, with periodic bâttonage, for four months, then in steel for an additional three months.

Vineyard: Cerano Estate (340 metres’ elevation), in Valle Peligna, Vittorito.

Soil Profile:  Medium-textured, tending to clay.

Training System: Vertical trellised, spurred cordon.

Vineyard Yield: 100-110 q/ha.

Harvest Period: Hand-harvested at the end of September – beginning of October.

Cellarability: It is best enjoyed within two years.

Serving Temperature: 12-14°C (54/57 F).