Tiberio, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOP (Abruzzo, Italy) 2016

($15): There are eight varieties of Trebbiano, according to Ian D’Agata, the world’s foremost authority on Italian grapes, which results in great confusion because they are certainly not all the same.  This wine is made from Trebbiano Abruzzese, not to be confused with the more pedestrian Trebbiano Toscana.   As a result, the wine is a showstopper, delivering, paradoxically, yellow peach-like flavors in an austere framework.  Fresh and long, it finishes with just a hint of bitterness.  Though not a heavy wine, it has great persistence.  Try it this summer with grilled swordfish and in caper butter sauce. And a bargain to boot!
93 Michael Apstein Jun 13, 2017