Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo

Heading due east from Rome lays the region of Abruzzo. This is a historically poor region whose people inhabit the hills and mountains so prevalent in the provence. The hillsides are excellent for viticulture. The most popular white grape is the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, and Chardonnay also does very well in Abruzzo.

Bolognano is a small village in the provence of Pescara and has a tiny population of 1300 people. This tiny village is home to the classic vineyard of Zaccagnini. The vineyards are over 80 hectares and combine local grape varieties as well as international ones. The vineyards are about 200m above sea level and benefit from the cool winds blowing in. The vineyard boasts many awards and is well known throughout the world. Now over 80 years old Zaccagnini still manages to hold to its traditions and attaches a little bit of the vineyard to each bottle, literally!

Twiggy White: Cantina Zaccagnini il Bianco di Ciccio 2008, IGT, 11.5% alc,

Normally €15.50 Sale Special  €10.00

Light in alcohol, but smooth with crispy green apple and melon fruits, given an extra complexity by some toasted almonds.

If you like wines that have crisp apple fruit, you will like this wine…If you like peaches, almonds and melon you will love this wine…Delicious wine at an even more delicious price!

Perfect solo or with creamy pasta dishes, fish, chicken or shellfish.

Delicious De Cecco Pastas and sauces available in Dicey Reilly’s Off Licence…

 

This Week’s Snippet of Info…

The correct temperature to serve wine…

The correct temperature is extremely important to the taste of wine. Both red and white wines are often served too cold. Light aromatic whites should be chilled to around 10 degrees Celsius, Chardonnays which are less aromatic should be served around 12 degrees Celsius. Reds should be served around 14-16 degrees Celsius; slightly cooler than the ambient temperature in a well heated home.

Available from Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon

And good independent Off Licences