Creating Its Own Category:
2016 Valentini Trebbiano D'Abruzzo

Posted by Joe Salamone

Most of the time, Trebbiano is a mass-produced and innocuous wine.

In contrast, Valentini's Trebbiano is one of the great and utterly special wines of the world.

Valentini's Trebbiano brims with personality. It's a cult wine that creates its own category.

photo of label of Valentini Trebbiano D'aBruzzo

Valentini's Trebbiano is luxuriously textured and powerfully complicated. When you catch his Trebbiano "in the zone," it steals attention away from the world's best wines. 

His Trebbiano delivers a fascinating, salty Adriatic minerality, along with honeyed and floral notes and a subtle earthiness that speaks of the dry, sun-scorched land. Our favorite vintages have a steely core and tension-filled chalky impression to complement the saturating intensity. You can expect the 2016 to hit this compelling combination of power and detail. 

Much of what occurs at Valentini is shrouded in mystery. What is known about Valentini's methods all points to traditional winemaking and a maniacal commitment to quality. The vines are trained in the traditional pergola method and yields are aggressively restricted. The wine is fermented and aged in large Slavonian oak barrels, the youngest of which is 70-years-old; no barriques or stainless steel tanks are used. When the grapes aren't of a quality deemed appropriate, they are sold to the co-op.

Valentini's Trebbiano is a long-standing pillar of Crush. It's one of the wines that brims with soulfulness and mystery. There's no other wine quite like it. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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