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Anteprima Sagrantino: Spoleto (White)

07 Sep 2022

(May 2022) … The DOC of Spoleto was recognized in 2011, it joined Grechetto and Sagrantino as a historically native varieties of Umbria. In 2021 there were 37 winemakers making DOC Spoleto (up 5 from the previous year).

Observations and Comments …

Spoleto needs to stay out of a barrel, lees is ok, as it helps to give it texture; but barrel ruins its delicacy and vibrancy - this is not Chardonnay - it should be treated more like a Sauvgnon Blanc – Fumé it if you wish, but keep it on the lesser side; there are only special circumstances where oak can be used more liberally, but these are very special circumstances and require a deft hand – don’t think you always have both. Stick with the fresher versions.

Benedetti & Grigi 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½)
Bocale 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½+)
Colle Uncinano 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½)
Le Thadee 2019 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC .+128+ (barrel sample) ... Good
Le Thadee 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC .+128+ ... (*** ½+)
Le Cimate 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½+)
Pardi 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC Spoletino ... (*** ½+)
Pardi 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½)
Perticaia 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½+)
Perticaia 2019 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC Del Posto ... (*** ½)
Scacciadiavoli 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC ... (*** ½+)
Valdangius 2020 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC Campo de Pico ... (*** ½)


FOUR STARS and Above (with notes)

Antonelli San Marco 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC Trebium
The Italians call this style "crispy", like biting into a crisp apple soaked in lemon juice with hints of stone all around - very refreshing. (****)

Terre San Felice 2021 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino DOC
Pretty stony quality with river rock and lemon zest backed by good acidity and a biting/bitter finish – this beauty is for a patio on a hot day (****)

 

 

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