2023 Vallevo Cococciola

Rare and Delicious Italian White: Cantina Frentana 'Vallevo' Cococciola

Vallevo Cococciola

Cantina Frentana is one of Central Italy’s oldest and most respected cooperatives. Based in Abruzzo, they make great Montepulciano and Trebbiano, but I am quite partial to their Cococciola, a rare white grape that produces distinctively delicious wines. 

Often compared to Sauvignon Blanc, with it's citrus and herbal freshness, I get the comparison, but I think it's got a personality all its own. More floral-scented, more straw-colored, and a bit riper than Sauvignon Blanc, it's a great alternative to fresh and unoaked whites like....yes, Sauvignon Blanc, but also Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, and Albarino.

2023 Vallevo Cococciola -- Here's why you should buy it:

  • This is a quintessential springtime white! Refreshing, thirst-quenching, and ideal for sipping on the porch on bright and sunny days, you're going to fall in love with it.
  • It's just as fun to say Cococciola as it is to drink it. It almost sounds like "Coca Cola," but the proper pronunciation is more like "coe-koch-cho-lah." Say that 3x fast :)
  • The aromatics are delightful. I pick up notes of mixed citrus, melon, pear, green herbs, white florals, and spice. It's not a shy bouquet at all, it's quite intense.
  • Equally charming on the palate, it's dry, vibrant, and fresh. The flavors are zesty, bright, and refreshing, calling you back for sip after sip. 
  • Try it with clams steamed with garlic and white wine. It also loves spicy Asian fare!

On Sale Through April 20, 2024
Buy a Solid Six-Pack or More: $9.99/bottle -- Over 20% off!
Anything Less: $12.99/bottle

We will apply any applicable discounts once we receive your order. We will then send you a follow-up email with your new total and instructions for payment.