Grapes: Grechetto, Trebbiano Region: Umbria, Italy Style: Still, White ABV: 12.5% Skin contact: No Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Size: 75cl
Dry, elegant fruit, thirst-quenching.
"Il Bianco" by Tiberi is a light, drinkable and very territorial Umbrian white wine, vinified and aged in steel barrels. On the nose aromas of yellow fruit, Mediterranean touches and salt sensations open the doors to a direct taste, pleasantly rustic and decidedly fresh. This light, super drinkable white just seems to go with everything and everyone – it’s a people-pleaser if ever we’ve met one.
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. In 2015, Federico and Beatrice, with the help of Cesare and their neighbouring winemaker Danilo Marcucci, brought Tiberi into the modern age by selling their wines beyond just the local village. The experiment paid off and now they are widely considered to be ‘ones to watch’ in the region, with every vintage better than the last.