Name of varietal: Trebbiano

Common synonyms: Ugni Blanc, St. Emillion, Thalia, White Hermitage, Castelli, Lugana, Malvasia Fina, Santoro, Spoletino, Tribbiano

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to central Italy

History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, but brandies and vinegars, including balsamic styles. It is believed that it originated in central Italy, but quickly spread throughout Europe and the rest of the world as empires and colonies were established. But despite its widespread plantings and usage, besides some fine releases from around the Abruzzo region (that often have the name of the varietal in its DOC title) it is rarely given credit since it’s often a minor blending grape, or appearing as one its many aliases.

Characteristics of the grape: light-bodied, crisp, high acidity, minerally, lemon, rosemary

Regions where the grape is currently important: You name, they grow it.

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  • Pieropan Soave Classico 2014


    Juicy aromas of pineapple and lemon with a bit of heat and spice. Medium-light bodied in the mouth, this is fairly simple but refreshing with notes of lemon and light melon, a hint of herb and a medium-short finish. This wine would pair excellently with a variety of delicate foods because it is unassuming and approachable while still having enou... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, ... ... suits your fancy, try local Trebbiano di Spoleto, which may be hard to find. Do not be afraid to substitute any fresh Trebbiano normale which is easier to find. Enjoy Trebbiano young. Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and SausageOrecchiette pasta is shaped like a s... Read More

    From the article Pasta and Wine, Part One

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... summer with Vermentino and Trebbiano. Perhaps the occasional Sangiovese or Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. I didn't think I was ready for the big-hitters, but then I met this guy. Valle dell'Acate Tenuta Ibidini, Nero d'Avola. I know what you're thinking, I was too. How ... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • OK, haven't put anything on here in a while, been consuming too many run of ... many run of ... a blend of trebbiano, malvasia and verdicchio.  The nose comes across with some smoke and very ripe golden delicious apples. Reminds me of picking apples in the orchard on a fall day. On the tongue is more ripe apple, honeycomb, tangerine and just a... Read More

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  • JD, you mean besides me obviously.Just ordered these from two different wine ... Bianco(55% Trebbiano, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdicchio, 10% Grechetto)Domaine du Grangeon Chatus(100% Chatus) This evening I opened (of all things) a 2003 Illinois wine made from Zin and Chambourcin. This was one of the gifts I was given for helping a neighbor clear ou... Read More

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  • Cantina del Castello Soave Classico DOC 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by youknowjack

  • Galioffo Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG 2009


    butterscotch and a creaminess of texture! Read More

    Wine review by FPFM

  • Sassone Bianco di Toscana IGT 2014


    A crisp fresh, very fragrant and delicious dry wine. Read More

    Wine review by FPFM

  • Orange wine is something I feel I have read about more often than I have seen ... ... Ruscum - This blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Verdicchio is a product of Cistercian nuns in Lazio, Italy. A slightly cloudy lemon-yellow in the glass, this wine was medium-bodied with good acidity and a creamy texture. It had more subdued aromas on opening.... Read More

    From the article Ditch Your Rose: Orange Wine Is Burning Hot

  • Zenato Lugana 2013


    Crisp green apple and lemon aromas with notes of peach and tea leaf. More green apple and lemon in the mouth, a hint of tart acidity and more citrus leading into the creamy yet pleasantly zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • I just bought a bottle of '09 Trebbiano from Duchman Family Winery in Texas, and in their hands is not merely a blending varietal! Great acidity with notes of banana and pineapple..with a tinge of pear. Makes you want to be on a beach somewhere! Great food pairing white!

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  • Trebbiano is also used in Cognac where it is known as Ugni Blanc - the most widely used graps in cognac production. Originally a native of the slightly wamer climes of Italy but when used in the more northerly Cognac region of France it doesn't mature fully and so produces a more acidic wine - which is perfect for distilling and making into Cog...

    Comment by 322867SECognac 322867 SECognac

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