Fonte Canale Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2018 - Tiberio


Fonte Canale Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2018


96 points, “Only one of three white wines to make this list of Italy’s best wines of 2020, so you know just how seriously superb it is. Every sip of the 2018 Fonte Canale tells you that you are in the presence of greatness… If it isn’t the best Fonte Canale ever made, it’s darn close.” – Ian d’Agata, Terroir Sense

95 points, “You could lose yourself in the bouquet of the 2018 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo… a wonderfully complete and harmonious vintage of Fonte Canale that will enjoy a long and open drinking window. At the time of tasting, this was transporting me to Puligny-Montrachet.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

One of the world’s finest and most unassuming white wines. Imagine a hybrid of Grand Cru Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet with a twist of unapologetic Italian style; that’s Azienda Agricoal Tiberio’s Fonte Canale. One of those wines that’s constantly evolving in the glass and challenging the senses, one moment silky and voluptuous, and the next angular and buzzing with energy like a live wire. Expect lemon curd, wildflower meadows, dried apricot, crunchy peach, tropical mango elements, chalk, sea-lashed pebble beaches, deep complexity and laser-like acidity. Simply phenomenal. 

More than two decades ago, Riccardo Tiberio found an old plot of roughly 60-year-old Trebbiano Abruzzese vines in Cugnoli, nestled beneath the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains on the slops that roll down to the Adriatic Sea. So mesmerised by this rare find, he bought the eight-hectare plot and more to grow the estate, changing his family’s future forever. Those vines are now 80 years old and have been passed to Riccardo’s children, Cristiana and Antonio. Described by Decanter as “one of Italy’s rising stars”, their vegan-friendly Fonte Canale is now considered one of Italy’s finest wines, often drawing comparison with Grand Cru Burgundy and famed for its longevity. This vintage, for example, could be saved until well into the 2030s.

£10.67 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3396654

Style No.: 864721

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Grapes: Trebbiano
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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