Awarded a rare 98 points by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2018 edition review of Italian Icon Wines (see blue link below).
Valentini Trebbiano 2013 - Feb 2018 Decanter review
Francesco Paolo Valentini continues his enigmatic father Edoardo’s famously secretive winemaking traditions with this delicious wine made from the Trebbiano Abruzzese grape (and not the less interesting and ubiquitous Trebbiano Toscano).
Choosing only 10% of the harvested fruit for his wines, Francesco Paolo presses the grapes with old-style basket presses and ages the wine briefly in old, neutral Slavonian oak casks. The wine is bottled the following spring; malolactic fermentation occurs in the bottle, helping preserve the wine with a touch of carbon dioxide (and hence less use of sulphur dioxide).
Has a wild and rich nose of citrus fruits, lemon oil, acacia flowers and wild mushrooms. On the palate, there’s ripe apricots and pears, a touch of lemon pith, verbena flowers and a medium acidity that gives the wine energy. Delicious.
See also this blog from Wine Spectator.