Cantina Zaccagnini - Bianco di Ciccio
Riesling - Trebbiano
Grown at the piedmont of Mt. Maiella
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
This wine is obtained by selective harvest of its grapes. They are soft pressed with special attention to prevent skin damage. The temperature is immediately brought down to 5 degrees centigrade followed by 12 hours of crio-maceration. The fermentation process continues with the soft press and inoculation of the wine. Slow controlled fermentatin takes place in part wood and part stainless steel. This process is carefully managed so the wine can preserve all of its delicate and complex aromas.
Pale yellow with green nuances; a very delicate bouquet. It has a fragrant, extremely pleasant aroma of tropical fruits with elegant flavors of apricot and grapefruit. A very fresh and well-balanced wine
with a cool and very harmonic finish.
Medium to light-flavored food, especially seafood, pasta, rice and white meat based dishes.
ESTATE & WINES
The 500 acres of the estate of Ciccio Zaccagnini is located in Bolognano, alongside the Rome-Pescara highway, in the province of Pescara. It is situated approximately 30 miles from the coast and about 8 miles from the Maiella Mountain which rises 9,000 ft. The vineyards are located in the cru section called "Colle Morto di Bolognano". Marcello Zaccagnini, the dynamic director of the operation, together with his winemaker, Concezio Marulli, have been protagonists in renovating wine making in Abruzzo. Keeping an eye on tradition, each bottle in this line, wears a small piece of the "Tralcetto", or grape vine, around its neck; they also pay close attention to advancing technologies and modernization. Vines cultivated by Marcello Zaccagnini include Montepulciano and Trebbiano, both classic wines.