Trebbiano IGT Poggio Cosmiano – Villa Cosmiana
A traditional Tuscan white wine, which bears the name of the hill upon which the estate extends, is produced from manually selected Trebbiano grapes and vinified in steel tanks. It shows a limpid pale-yellow colour, is fresh and crispy in the mouth with well-defined flavours of melon, cucumber and a touch of lemon.
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Villa Cosmiana is an ambitious enological, artistic, and landscape project aimed at restauring the prestigious wine estate of Villa Cosmiana in Tuscany to the glory of its golden age achieved in the middle of the 19th century by its most famous owner, Amerigo Antinori, Duke of Brindisi.
The estate is located on a gentle hill in the charming medieval city of Peccioli, between Pisa and Volterra. The aristocratic villa redesigned in 1850 by the famous Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi, is surrounded by an English park with Italianate gardens of 11 hectares and by 15 vineyards of traditional Tuscan and Bordeaux grape varieties with a yearly capacity of 50,000 bottles.
Following years of gradual decline since the passing of its last owner resident Princess Maria Antinori-Aldobrandini in 1933, the estate, which has been undergoing a complete restauration since 2019, is now ready to reveal to the world the richness of its artistic treasures, the spendour of its gardens and more than anything, the superior quality of its fine wines.
The restoration of the villa and its historic buildings, together with the reconstitution of its art collections has been trusted to the Florentine architect Monica Rossi; the reconstruction of the park and its gardens to the Pisan landscape designer Enzo Pietrini, and last but not least, the creation of new wines continuing the long tradition of the estate’s wine excellence to the famous international enologist Barbara Tamburini.
One of the top wine grapes of Italy and France, where it’s called Ugni Blanc; planted almost everywhere within Italy except for the far north where none of them would ripen reliably, Trebbiano is responsible for a vast proportion of all DOC white wine production. The most common, once a possible ingredient in Chianti and the basic crisp mouthwash of the Tuscan hills is Trebbiano Toscano.
As a dry white wine, Trebbiano pairs well with hard Italian cheeses, seafood pastas, white pizza, roast chicken and even pesto.