Remarkable energy and verve here, with a kind of intensity that you can't quite put your finger on. It speaks of the dense forest that surrounds the vines and the limestone soils the vines are rooted, simultaneously saline and marine, with the scents of pine oil, greengages, a dash of pineapple and fresh green herbs. It's both textural and crisp, and very long, and so mouth-watering. For those that like fine Austrian rieslings and white burgundy, mineral chablis, made in the cool, delicate way, this may well resonate. In a way, it's not unlike one of the greatest Trebbianos one can find, Valentini's Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, and probably better.
Located in the unique terroir of Modigliana, on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, Villa Papiano's vineyards are the highest in the area, planted on terraces between 450-570 metres above sea level. Their wines are defined by the estate's high elevation and steep slopes, ancient soils of marl and sandstone, and unique microclimates created by the dense forest that surrounds them. Farming organically, in a way that respects their incredible surroundings and winemaking with minimal intervention, the Bordini family focus almost exclusively on indigenous varieties and old clones. These are remarkable wines from a terroir that we're adamant will soon be talk of the town.
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“I tasted the Papiano Trebbiano again last week it was fantastic – after a bit of time. A bit towards the smoky Pouilly fume, Riesling spectrum. It could go really well with high end Chinese ”Emily Galletly