Valentini remains one of the oldest and greatest names in Italian viniculture for traditional winemaking, with origins dating back to 1650. They were first recognized for the quality of their wines in 1868 made by Camillo Valentini. However, as was common during the time, the estate was managed by a factor, not by a member of the family. It was in the 1950s that the first Valentini, Edoardo, was dedicated to the propriety and later passed down to his son Francesco Paolo after his death in 2006, and then now his grandson Gabriele.
They are most well known for their Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo which is widely considered to be Italy's greatest white wine thanks to the intense, complex and ageworthy style of the wine. To add to the wine’s depth and multifaceted personality, there is a ruthless selection of fruit in which Edoardo only selected the best 5% of fruit to be bottled, with the rest sold off in bulk; and Francesco took on the same approach after taking over, maybe even more so. The vines are trained in the traditional pergola method and yields are aggressively restricted. The wine is fermented and aged in large Slavonian oak barrels, with the youngest being 70 years old.
“It is with the white, made from the usually ordinary Trebbiano grape, that Valentini stakes its claim to greatness.” - Eric Asimov
“One of Italy’s most iconic producers.” - Antonio Galloni
Quantities are limited and hence sourcing of this wine is not easy, plus anticipation of increasing demands for this wine, it is only wise to secure them whenever available, or pay a higher price later, if you are even able to get access to any.
Today we are pleased to be offering the Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2014 and 2017, in which we have done a tasting of the 2017 and cannot agree more to the outstanding quality that it has been known for. Both vintages at special offer prices, these are already in stock and ready to be delivered. Be quick to let us know if you wish to secure a few -
Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2014
HK$1,250 per bottle
Special Offer: HK$1,190 per bottle (Valid until this Friday 22nd Oct 2021)
12 bottles available, Immediately available from stock
94pts Ian D'Agata
Luminous straw-yellow. Tangy aromas of nectarine, pineapple, apple, minty herbs and lime, complicated by a bright mineral undertone. Very precise, vibrant and dense, offering floral, captivating flavors of white stone fruit, pineapple, crushed rock and spice. The compelling fruity acidity frames and carries the extremely lifted and complex flavors through the very long finish, which features lingering notes of lemon verbena, jasmine and minerals. Along with the great 2010, this is the best Trebbiano d’Abruzzo from Valentini since his also outstanding 2008.
Azienda Agricola Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2017
HK$920 per bottle
Special Offer: HK$890 per bottle (Valid until this Friday 22nd Oct 2021)
18 bottles available, Immediately available from stock
93pts Burgundy Cave
This gives a unique first impression of a unique white with fresh juice of citrus, golden apple and melon. Fascinating textured with layers of saltiness, honey The structure is seamlessly enriched with mint flavours and a beautiful gun flint finish. A world-class Trebbiano to be included in everyone’s wine journey in a lifetime.
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