Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zona Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2011

The Trebbiano grape is one of the oldest in the world, tracing its ancestry to pre Roman times. In Italy, because it's so amazingly prolific, wines made from it are called "soldier's wines". This one, from the Abbruzzi, is no mass production swill, however. Deep yellow in color, with a slight hint of bubbles, it tastes of green plums and, distantly, of tobacco. A nice buy at $8.99.

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