2017 Citra Trebbiano d’Abruzzo ($10)
This wine is produced from the white grape called Trebbiano Abruzzesa, a grape variety from the Abruzzo Chieti province of Italy.
Codice Citra wines are estate grown and bottled from a collection of family owned vineyards. In 1973, 3,000 small family growers decided to unite to form this winery. Their small vineyards, some just two acres in size, continue to be maintained by the families with passion and personal care.
The vineyards stretch north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Magella Mountain.
This wine is lightly crushed and cold macerated from hand-harvested grapes. It was then fermented in stainless steel tanks and went through full malolactic conversion.
This process results in a wine that is crisp with bright citrus flavors and mouth-watering acidity.
Once again, this wine is the perfect fit to be featured as the Behind the Cork™ - Wine of the Week. It’s a real nice wine and a great value. Look for this one! Cheers!
Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission: I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Sample Provided by Donna White of Donna White Communications
Codice Citra recently inducted decorated winemaker, Ricardo Cotarella as executive enologist and partnered with LLS (Leonardo LoCascio Selections), a member of The Winebow Group as their exclusive U.S. importer (Winebow Inc., New York, NY · thewinebowgroup.com)