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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  • Italy

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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Tuscany

    To consider modern day Tuscan wine, one should give props to the Etruscans, who inhabited this ...

  • Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Armagnac

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  • Lugana

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  • Orviéto Classico

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  • Abruzzi

      The Abruzzi (a.k.a. Abruzzo) region of Italy is situated halfway up the “boot,” facing the...

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  • Montasolo Trebbiano Rubicone 2012

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Time to do a little cellar cleaning and what better way to start than with the ... ... are heavily dependant on Trebbiano with a bit of Malvasia for perfume and perhaps a dollop of Grechetto for structure. The example from Casale Marchese includes both Trebbiano and Malvasia, along with two more obscure varieties: Bellone and Belvino. Try a bo... Read More

    From the article Discovering Italian Whites


  • Perticaia Trebbiano Spoletino 2012

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    Lots of subtle dried floral character, butchers wax and dried apple aromas greet the nose. This is rather complex if savory on the nose and quite attractive with hints of chalk and apple stem adding detail. Light bodied and fresh with an immediate wave of pear fruit on the attack, this settles into more subtle orchard fruits on the palate with a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Villa Rufinella Frascati Secco 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Donna Donella 2012

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    a nice refreshing wine for a hot summer and for a drink before supper. very pleasant and easy to drink. cheap wine but yet not a low quality at all Read More

    Wine review by Chianti Wines


  • Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana IGT White 2012

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    Wine review by ranchorachel


  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2012

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    Green apples and pears. Florals. Light and crisp. A nice white table wine, good for cooking. Read More

    Wine review by Bigfatwino


  • Barberani Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo 2011

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    Crisp, clean, slightly minerally with really nice flavors of creamy lemon and lime pith. Nice balance of acidity and fruit with a medium long finish. One of the nicest Orvieto's I've had. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Nicodemi Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Italy White 2012

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fantini Farnese Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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