Trebbiano

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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  • I was round at a mate’s house recently and he opened a bottle of Vin ... ... has been made with grapes, (Trebbiano and Malvasia), that have been left to air dry on mats which results, as you can guess, in the grapes becoming raisin-like and sugar packed.                                         The grapes are then crushed and put into very smal... Read More

    From the article It's the right time for sweet wine.


  • Riunite Trebbiano Moscato

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    Juicy peach, melon and apple aromas with a hint of spice. Off dry and effervescent with melon and peach flavors, a touch of lemon cream on the finish and a pinch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Perticaia Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino 2015

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    Stony minerality and salinity on the nose with fresh floral notes and a touch of peach. Very brisk on the palate with high acidity and loads of fresh lemon bursting out front and mellowing towards a brooding oak note with more citrus on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Casal Thaulero Thale Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2011

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    A little bit of age on this raises aromas of honey, almond and butter with a light elderflower note and hints of apple and pear. Full, rich and unctuous on the palate with more honeyed notes, peach and apple fruit, a lightly but lovingly oxidized nuttiness and a bit of citrus zest to sharpen the finish. Lovely. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • ADRIOI LOVE ADRIOIt is an intense straw-yellow colour.It has fruity ... 13% volIT IS: 100% Trebbiano D'Abruzzio.....vines grown on alluvial soil in Montepagano Hills, Italy........stainless steel tanks and cold static clarification......The owner of the vineyards told me how hard she has personally worked to bring about the success story here..... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Riecine Sebastiano I.G.T Bianco Passito 1999

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    rich coffee flavours, like a fine port Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • La Valentina Spelt Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2012

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    light, with pomelo notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year.  With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year.  And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Most sold: GBeck SAfrica Brut Rose N/V, followed by Ramitello DMN, then Megaphone Rhone, andTrebbiano Lugana as the BEST of my 3 and under $16 Whites 2015 challenge. I A great event with all 7 wines ordered.  && with many orders for the simple Argentine Tilia Torrontes . The 2nd place white tasted.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trebbiano 2015 vs Torrentes...


  • Congrats William - hope it goes well.  We have our 9th annual Pinot Envy Night on Saturday. Good expectations for that also. Read More

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  • 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!

    Comment by 525647msargente 525647 msargente


  • 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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