Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, southern Emilia-Romagna, Italy; 11% ABV
imported by 8Vini, San Leandro, CA
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 18 May
I recalled that Caminetto is a label from which we’ve had wines of mixed quality (including some good ones), and I was intrigued by the idea of a sparkling wine made from Trebbiano, a grape that I think of as delicate and crisp in wines from the Veneto area. It turns out this is great for the price.
The wine shows flavors of yellow, white, and green melon and citrus fruits, with crisp acid and slight bitterness balancing the gently textured fruit. The abundant carbonation is neither very fine nor too coarse.
I know it’s unlikely, but we happened to leave some of this in a well-stoppered bottle for the next day, and it’s still delicious.