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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  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... ... white made from the Trebbiano di Lugana grape. This comes in somewhere between a pinot grigio and a sauv blanc but with a bit more depth and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Santa Cristina Casasole Orvieto DOC Classico Amabile 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Azienda Agricola Monte del Fra Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Lungarotti Torre di Giano 2014

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    Lemon and green apple aromas. Very tart in the mouth with lots of fresh lime and acidity with a green note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Garofoli Vino Frizzante Guelfo Verde 2013

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    Wine review by Wynnettie


  • A few other things to keep in mind. The grape with the most acreage under vine, ... ... of it, progress is slow. Trebbiano is Ugni Blanc, which of course is the grape used in Cognac and Armagnac and less-distinguished brandies.Rkatsiteli I'm skeptical about. It's hard to get real figures. The grape is from Georgia and it produced a lot of plonk... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Right, what geeks or collectors drink is a drop in the bucket compared to the ... rise into the top 10.  Trebbiano is a volume wine grape in Italy, showing up virtually everywhere and therefore on lists from both decades.  Grenache probably dropped down the list because lots of it was dug up in Austraila; probably a lot was replaced by Syrah. ... Read More

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  • Ask and ye shall be answered, JD. From Univ. of Adelaide:The world’s 10 ... ... Rkatsiteli4. Sultaniye5. Trebbiano Toscana6. Mazuelo7. Merlot8. Cabernet sauvignon 9. Monastrell10. Bobal...And in 20101. Cabernet Sauvignon2. Merlot3. Airen4. Tempranillo5. Chardonnay6. Syrah7. Garnacha tinta8. Sauvignon blanc9. Trebbiano Toscano10. Pinot noir The... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • Palladino Biferno Rosso Riserva 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... and 15% is ... and 15% is the white grape trebbiano [called ugni blanc in France ] The wine spent 18 months in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my pizza supper and I did enjoy it although it is a little unusual to taste. There is plenty of a slightly sweet che... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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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