Trebbiano [treb-YAH-no]

Trebbiano is a white grape that makes a light, dry white white. It is
Very pale in color with crisp citric tones and a refreshing, clean fruit with an attractive almond-like bitter note in the finish. Trebbiano is the most widely planted white grape throughout Italy due to high yields and fairly neutral flavors.

Although Trebbiano is the basis for many simple table wines, it can be much more in the hands of a zealous winemaker. Its best renditions are those blended with Malvasia Bianca in EST!EST!EST! di MONTEFIASCONE and FRASCATI produced in the province of Lazio.

Trebbiano is known as Ugni Blanc throughout much of France, the grape is called Saint Emilion in the French sub-region of Charentes, where it is the most useful in distilled products such as Cognac. It is also known as 'Saint Emilion' in California, where it resides mostly in the hot Central Valley. Few grapes can or would admit to being the source of as many generic wines as this Italian native. Trebbiano’s global reach stems from its highly-productive nature and its ability to ripen easily. Beyond that, Trebbiano is afforded little respect for the quality of the wines it produces.

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