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Cataldi Madonna
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Abruzzo

This small, family winery is located high in the plains near L’ Aquila. Founded in 1920 by Antonio Cataldi Madonna, the winery is now run by son Luigi who produces some of Abruzzo’s best reds, whites, and roses.


Owner: Luigi Cataldi Madonna
Website: www.cataldimadonna.com
Winemaker: Lorenzo Landi
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

Vineyard Location: Mandrella and Frontone, Ofena
Orientation: North-West
Elevation: 1,310 ft (Mandrella), 1,215 ft (Frontone)
Vines Planted: 2003 (Mandrella) and 1990 (Frontone)
Trellising: Spalliera (Mandrella), pergola (Frontone)
Vines/Acre: 2,025 (Mandrella), 610 (Frontone)
Yield/Acre: 32 q li (Mandrella), 49 q li (Frontone)
Soil: Clay loam rich in calcareous skeleton

Vinification
Fermentation using selected yeasts in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 59-64°F for one month

Aging Process
Rests on fine lees with periodic batonnage. Bottle refinement for a minimum of three months.

Tasting Notes
Color: Brilliant straw yellow
Bouquet: Intense, pleasing, clean and elegant aromas of acacia, hawthorn, kiwi, lemon, almond, apple, coconut and pear
Flavor: Agreeable crisp attack, however, well-balanced, intense flavors with persistent finish with good flavors of lemon, pear and apple Pairings: Great everyday wine, pairs well with fish and white meats

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 35,000 bottles