Their website explains a bit of the storied history of the Montepulciano grape. Hannibal gave the wine to his soldiers for its supposed restorative powers, and Ovid praised it in a poem.
The Citra umbrella shades a lot of labels.
Citra says the Trebbiano grape has been grown in central Italy since the Roman era. It was originally used to make wines for the grower's family. The 2017 Citra Trebbiano d'Abruzzo carries a relatively light alcohol number of 12% abv and it sells for about $10.
This bargain Italian white wine sports a nice nose of citrus and apricot with a savory salinity. The savory streak takes the lead on the palate for a tasty sip. There's not a whole lot of acidity here, which hurts food pairing a tad. Consider this a sipper.
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