Grapes:Trebbiano Region: Umbria, Italy Style: Sparkling white ABV: 10.5% Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Size: 75cl
This is a super-dry sparkling white with a floral nose and green apple on the palate.
Situated in northern Umbria, 350 metres above sea level near the picturesque village of Monte Petriolo, Tiberi is a fourth generation family winery tended to by Cesare Tiberi and his grandchildren Federico and Beatrice. Spanning less than 4 hectares, Tiberi’s small plots celebrate native red and white grape varieties including Gamay del Trasimeno, Ciliegiolo, Grechetto, Trebbiano and San Colombana on soil that is mostly rocky schist and brushed by dry Mediterranean winds. This link to the past – through the untouched soils and Cesare, who has always lived and worked in the village – makes for very rustic wines with soul. The Tribulato is so-called to commemorate the first year the Tiberi family made this wine. That particular year, the grapes decided to reach perfect ripeness in the middle of a public holiday – with everyone off work and partying, the winemakers had no idea how they would harvest without their usual workforce. In the end, friends, family, acquaintances and local residents rallied together to bring in the fruit and the Tribulato celebrates their hard work that day. Here’s to that motley crew of harvesters, who came together to help a small family business in need. This super refreshing bottle of bubbles is the one to reach for at the end of a hard day’s work, share it with the ones who’ve got your back no matter what, even on a sunny bank holiday.