White

2002 Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

Trebbiano

  • Italy
  • Abruzzi
  • Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • David Boerma Likes this wine: 100 points

    July 22, 2016 - A wine for smelling more than tasting. A lesser vintage in almost all of Italy, but recommended highly by a fellow enthousiast of artisanal wines and wineshop owner in Montalcino. I tried this wine before of different vintage and did not understand the hype. I cooled the bottle in a bidet for lack of a fridge in my holiday dwelling and spread it over two evenings. On the first night, at first, it tasted and smelled of nothing, like a cheap "Est! Est! Est!". Thin and without promise. Two whole hours later (I had almost given up on it), it started smelling of coffee. A lightly roasted, grassy, highland bean. The coffee made way for thyme and oregano, getting more powerful and adding other herbs along the way. A few hours later it smelled full-on of tomato soup. On the second night (I put the cork on it) it started of with tomato soup again. It still tasted of nothing, all the charm was in the smell. Then the wine turned a radical corner and fruit appeared. First black currents, somewhat metallic, evolving into cherry. By the last sips it had evolved into full on cherry ice-cream and kirsch. No telling what might have happened next, if there would have been more in the bottle. I have tasted wine seriously before, but this bottle made me believe in magic. A once in a lifetime thrill.

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  • baroloboy55 wrote: 92 points

    March 25, 2016 - As a public service, here is how Google Translate butchered the most recent tasting note, but I'm largely in agreement: I highly recommend two hours of jar. Part as usual grouchy, sulphurous, monothematic and slightly gassed. This wine goes waited, assisted and accompanied: you don't have to wait for him to find you, you have to meet him and accompany with a crescendo of bullets at honey Chamomile and broom, then the field grass and Ginger until the oil cerosità a balm. It lacks a bit of acidity and mineral vibration of great white wines, but is always an example of noble grace.

    I totally agree with the noble grace and some of the other observations, this was a wonderful example of how a great winemaker handles a difficult vintage. There was a honeyed bouquet, golden color, slightly oxidative, leesy, chewy, with a chalky undertone. The wine was elegant, balanced, as good as it could be -- not the acidic backbone of a great vintage, but absolutely wonderful .

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  • galenico wrote: 92 points

    March 16, 2016 - Consiglio vivamente due ore di caraffa. Parte come al solito scorbutico, sulfureo, monotematico e lievemente gasato. E' un vino che va aspettato, assecondato e accompagnato: non dovete aspettare che sia lui a cercarvi, dovete andargli incontro e vi accompagnerà con un crescendo di richiami gentili al miele di camomilla e ginestra, poi l' erba di campo e lo zenzero, fino alla cerosità oleosa di un balsamo.
    Manca un po' di acidità e vibrazione minerale dei grandi vini bianchi, ma è sempre un esempio di grazia nobiliare.

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  • vindictive wrote:

    November 3, 2015 - Bottle good, cork was slightly raised and wet to the top - I was worried about this one and decided to drink up - another superb bottle - light yellow, still very bright. Initially smelled like earth and walnuts, then slowly transitioned to meadow grass, saison and firecrackers. Excellent acidity and develops well with time in the glass. Still seems very young and should last.

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  • galenico Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 5, 2014 - Vino stranamente molto cordiale e aperto, l' intensità sulfurea e le riduzioni iniziali proprie di altre annate sono qui soggiogate da una trama floreale elegantissima che si intreccia con il miele di camomilla e la frutta secca.
    E' già tangibile un lievissimo inizio di terziarizzazione, ma la strada verso la maturità è ancora lunga e gloriosa.

    Consiglio di metterlo alla prova con abbinamenti "forti" tipo insalata di mare calda al profumo di capperi, acciughe al verde e bottarga.
    Epifania multiforme della purezza e della complessità. Un vino eterno. Da bere ora, domani o tra vent' anni.

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    Jun-13, IWC Issue #10142, 6/1/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White
  • Producer Azienda Agricola Valentini
  • Varietal Trebbiano
  • Designation n/a
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  • Country Italy
  • Region Abruzzi
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (3%)
  • In Cellars 68 (65%)
  • Consumed 34 (32%)

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