Vivid straw-yellow. Knockout nose offers an exceptionally wide spectrum of aromas: fresh quince, tangerine, dried apricot, minerals and chamomile complicated by jasmine, lemon verbena and white stone fruits. Densely packed, utterly seamless and powerful, with slowly building, highly concentrated flavors of underripe pineapple, lime, wet stone and lemon custard. Wonderfully silky and complex but very backward today, with a laser beam of acidity providing lift and focus. Finishes energetic and extremely long, with repeating lemony minerality. This has all the elements for future greatness and is potentially the best Trebbiano d’Abruzzo from Valentini in years.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040