The Trebbiano is given a gentle pressing, followed by fermentation at low temperature with selected yeasts. It is aged for 4-5 months in stainless steel with periodic leese stirring. It shows clean, ripe apple fruit and hints of fresh, yellow melons and peaches. Dry, well-balanced, soft acidity, very easy-drinking and a good alternative to Pinot Grigio.
CANTINA SOCIALE FRENTANA, Rocca San Giovanni Organic principles
A cooperative winery that guides the efforts of about 500 small growers, with the majority farming organically. The winery itself has invested in state of the art equipment and the driving ethos is one of progress, quality and respect for the land. A viticulturist looks after the vineyards all year long, providing advice for the growers so that they can optimize pruning, spraying, soil and canopy management, timing for harvest etc, with a strong focus on low environmental impact and sustainability. A significant part of the vineyards have been farmed organically over many years, and the first certified organic wines were produced with the 2011 vintage.