Vigna del Convento di Capestrano Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2013

The Convent Vineyard is the most recent cru defined within the surface area of the vineyards planted in the town of Capestrano. This 4.5-hectare vineyard stretches over the higher part of the terrain where vines and vegetables were once cultivated by monks from the ancient Convent of St. Francis.

As the label reads, this wine is "spontaneously fermented" and "unfiltered." The first statement means that only natural or "wild" yeasts are used in the vinification of this wine. Unfiltered wines are not passed through a micron filter prior to bottling. Together, these processes result in a fuller, more terroir-driven wine with a delicious character all its own.

Tasting Notes

Lemon-gold in color, aromas of ripe lemons and tree fruits complement undertones of herbs and wildflowers. On the palate, crisp acidity and a full body lead to a pleasing finish where layers of complexity are gradually unveiled.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with fatty fish, lemon sauces, duck confit, and congri.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Capestrano vineyard
Vineyard size
11 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Stony Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,320 feet
Vines/acre
2,640
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
2002
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2007
Bottles produced of this wine
2,700
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Trebbiano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 days
Fermentation temperature
68 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Dry extract
21.7 g/L

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