Story of the Wine:
The Talamonti winery was started in 2001 to exploit the unrealised potential of the Abruzzo region and has been very successful in doing so. The Pecorino grape has been around for many years but only recently has it been revived and developed into making wines of significance. Indeed in the vineyard census of 2000 there was only 87ha of this variety registered – a miniscule area, making it close to extinction. By 2010 there were 1,110ha. The name of the wine, Trabocchetto, does not refer to a medieval war machine but to a local fishing device consisting of a wooden platform attached to rocks with long arms stretching into the air with a large fishing net at the end – although it would certainly have resembled a medieval trebuchet.
Grape(s): 100% Pecorino
Area: From vineyards near the village of Loreto Aprutino in the province of Pescara in Abruzzo
Av. age of the vines: 7 years
Vine density: 5,000 vines per ha.
Yield: 48 hl/ha
Training System: Cordone Speronato
Harvest: Manual harvest in early to mid September
Vinification: After a soft pressing there is maceration for 6 hours at 80C. This is followed by 12 day fermentation at 160C in stainless steel vats. There is no malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Kept for 3 months in stainless steel vats, before release.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A lovely soft rounded wine with a good weight on the palate and a lovely long slightly herby finish.
2) This recently re-discovered grape variety shows the depth and diversity of Italy’s vines and wines. A great little number. A lovely soft rounded wine with a good weight on the palate and a lovely long slightly herby finish.
Vintage 2014 Siler Medal International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015
Vintage 2014 Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2014 Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
Vintage 2013 Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Vintage 2013 Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2014
Vintage 2012 Trophy & Gold Medals International Wine Challenge 2013
Country: Italy Region: Loreto Aprutino - Abruzzo Grape: 100% Pecorino Product code: 2053 Pack size: 6x75cl
This private winery was established in 2001 to realise the true potential of Abruzzo's vineyards, especially the under-rated Montepulciano grape. The winemaker, Lucio Matricardi previously worked at top estates in Tuscany and brings with him into this young team a blend of modern expertise and tradition.
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