Drinks of the Month
Col del Mundo ‘Sunnae’ Abruzzo Bianco 2020
If you’ve been inclined to dismiss trebbiano as an uninteresting grape variety, think again. I’ve seem it in a whole new light since my trip to Abruzzo last month as you can see from my recent Guardian column.
One that I discovered after writing the piece though is worth flagging up the Col del Mundo ‘Sunnae’ Abruzzo Bianco 2020 from a producer called Tenuta del Priore which is stocked by Tanners at a very reasonable £11.95.
It’s a blend of trebbiano, passerina and pecorino - the trebbiano gives it weight and richness and the passerina and pecorino a lovely fresh lift. It’s one of those wonderfully versatile wines you could drink right through a summer meal and which I thought as I was tasting it would go particularly well with artichokes and fennel. (You can see the wine that originally prompted that insight here.)
I also really like the 2017 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini from the same producer which at £15.95 is a little more expensive but rich, warm and complex with flavours of roast plums and damsons. That would be excellent with roast or grilled lamb or a good lasagne.
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