Go native! WBW 37 Indigenous grape varieties

trebbiano capezzanaHere we are for my first WineBloggingWednesday ever! The wine I choose for the DrVino readers is Trebbiano IGT Toscana 2003 from Tenuta di Capezzana.
It started as an experiment from an idea of the world famous winemaker Stefano Chioccioli, much more well know for Tua Rita‘s Merlot Redigaffi and Il Bosco Syrah from Tenimenti d’Alessandro in Cortona. This time Stefano, together with the efforts of the Contini-Bonaccossi family that runs the Tenuta di Capezzana for ages, gave a chance to Trebbiano, better know for simply and honest white everyday wine, to produce a wine worth of ageing. Trebbiano di Capezzana is made from late harvest grapes and the wine is left in half full barrel for almost two years, giving the wine a Sherry taste.
The color is deep gold with amber reflexes and the nose, well, it has more in common with some Istrian organic wines than a typical tuscan white wine.
It has notes of honey, broom, apricot, vermouth and walnut that makes this wine sounds like a mediterrean version of a Montrachet. Ok maybe it’s not so deep and rich but it has a strange charme that make the perfect wine to discuss about wine making, terroir and people’s taste. Here in Italy this wine is not so well know and the limited amout of cask made and the high price (24 euro) for a white tuscan wine is a big obstacle for his spreading.
And the taste and the smell are definitely not what do you expect from a Carmignano white wine where chardonnay and sauvignon gave good results for “normal” and “international ” whites. But here maybe you can start to really feel the terroir under Carmignano, where wine has been made for centuries and where cabernet was first carried from France.
In this little village between Florence and Prato, this single white flower is something you have to try to try something really different from international taste.