Barone Cornacchia 2019 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Macerato (Orange) DOC
Item Number: 16843
Sub Region: Abruzzo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
History Behind Barone Cornacchia's Orange Trebbiano: "In 2019 we took inspiration from the past from the old bottles that we keep from our grandfather Alessandro Cornacchia. Already our great grandfather, Baron Filippo Vizzarro Cornacchia, in the 1920s made wine, received prizes and sold this wine, shipping it in barrels loaded on trains to the nearest station. But it is our grandfather Alessandro, who began to bottle both Montepulciano and Trebbiano. At the time, the vinification took place in very large and open vats where the wine was fermented together with the skins.
The bottles of that wine, (at least the most recent) have remained a legacy and still have a lot to teach us. Inspired by that intensity and strong personality, we decided, in 2019, to resume that type of vinification with the Trebbiano grapes, coming from the single vineyard Il Lago (The Lake) by macerating the must with the skins for over 30 days. However, we added our interpretation by using only stainless steel."
Winemaking Notes: The fermentation is spontaneous and is started from the indigenous yeast of Barone's Trebbiano. After the maceration phase (30 days), in mid-October 2019, the skins were separated from the juice by means of a soft press, to obtain the free run juice. Subsequently, the wine remained on its lees for 12 months (mid-October 2019 – mid-November 2020) in stainless steel tanks. During this phase, the mass was periodically moved with frequent batonnage to bring the lees into suspension.
Tasting Notes: The result is a wine with an intense yellow color, golden with amber reflections. Complex nose, which starts with notes of ripe fruit, dried fruit, and then releases herbal notes of mint and sage. Full, round and complex in the mouth, with personality. It leaves a lingering finish with an intriguing bitter almond note.