Trabucchi d’Illasi is an Italian winery located in the Veneto region. They produce one white & six red wines as well as two grappas and olive oil. Trabucchi is most well-known for their Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone. All their products are from organic agriculture.
Margherita is Trabucchi’s only white wine. It’s made with 100% Garganega grapes. The 2010 vintage retails for 9.95€.
After pouring a glass the pale yellow color of the Margherita stroke my eye. On the nose I had pear, apricot, a bit white flowers and a hint of green apple. Margherita has the IGT wine classification for being a Veneto Bianco.
On the palate the wine is smooth, refreshing and very much enjoyable. There was a good amount of acidity, too. I tasted the same green apple that I had on the nose. The finish was somewhere between short and medium. I sometimes like these types of finishes on good white wines as they tend to make me drink faster.
Trabucchi’s Margherita has an alcohol by volume of 13%. The wine ages mostly in stainless steel tanks but a little portion ages in french oak.
The wine serves great as aperitif. Culinary wise, pasta with green pesto and grilled seafood would go very well with the Margherita.
For my personal taste the Margherita has a little bit too much acidity. I still enjoyed it though. For almost 10€ there might be better wines from the Veneto region in that price category but if you stumble over Margherita from Trabucchi d’Illasi you might want to try it. It’s not a bad wine so don’t get me wrong!