Full Review

Martin Ulisse

Martin Ulisse
2017 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Martin Ulisse
2017 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Aromas of gooseberry, green apple, parmesan, roasted plantain, and straw with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, brisk lemon slices and green fig finish. A solid Italian white for casual dinners.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, green apple, parmesan, roasted plantain, and straw
Taste Flavor: lemon slices and green fig
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lasagna, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Italian white for casual dinners.

The Importer

Martin Ulisse Imports

The Importer
2801 Holly Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
USA
1 361-853-2656

Regional Other Italian White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although red wines are a more famous entity in Italy, there are excellent whites produced in many regions throughout the country. Two cool climate regions in the north that produce some of the finest examples are Alto Adige and Friuli. The wines from these regions, most notably Gewürztraminer and Pinot Bianco from the former and Friulano and Sauvignon from the latter, are deeply concentrated with expressive aromatics and vibrant acidity.

Campania is another great region for white wines in Italy; producers her work with grapes such as Greco (Greco di Tufo) and Fiano (Fiano di Avellino), varieties planted there more than two millennia ago by Greek colonists. Falanghina, a grape that produces a medium-bodied white with very good acidity, is another specialty from Campania.

Carricante is a sleek dry white from Sicily, while Vermentino is a high acid white from coastal vineyards in Liguria and Tuscany. Also from Tuscany is Vernaccia di San Gimignano, an underrated dry white with melon and almond notes.

Most Italian whites are aged in steel to preserve the aromatics. While some are best consumed young (with vegetable risotto or lighter seafood), many of the best examples (Greco di Tufo, Friulano) age for a decade or more from the best producers in the finest vintages.