Estate: Elena Pantaleoni took over her family estate in 1993, replanting the vineyards with native varietals such as Barbera, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo and Bonarda/Croatina. The 50 hectare property is located in northwestern Emilia-Romagna and has a winemaking history dating back to the late 19th century. Along with natural winemaker Giulio Armani, Elena farms the 32 hectares of vines organically [certified], sustainably and with minimal intervention.
Winemaking: Grapes are from younger vines 5-20 years in age on gentle slopes with heavy clay/silt soil. Maceration on skins in stainless steel tanks for 20 days, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in stainless steel tanks. The name “Trebbiolo” is derived from the name of nearby river and valley Trebbia.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, sour cherry, strawberry, bramble, violet, earth and a trace of sweet balsamic. All the cherries [red,black,sour], blueberry, red currant, rose petal, black pepper and earth glide across a framework of tangy acidity and black tea tannins. Summer woods, black currant and balsamic linger on the plush finish. Silky and lush, a striking synthesis of ripe fruit and savoury elements.
70% Barbera, 30% Bonarda/Croatina
Bottled by Azienda Vitivinicola La Stoppa di Elena Pantaleoni