Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc)
Trebbiano is one of the most widely planted white grape varieties in the world, known for its high yields, versatility, and use in a wide range of wine styles, from still to sparkling, and fortified to distilled
Varietal Origin: Trebbiano, also known as Ugni Blanc, is believed to have originated in Italy, specifically in the Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna regions. It is widely grown in many wine-producing countries, including Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and others. Often treated as a group of grape varietals similar to Malvasia, rather than an individual grape, with regional variations across various regions in Italy & France.
Taste Profile: Trebbiano produces wines that are typically crisp, fresh, and high in acidity, with neutral or subtle flavors. The wines are often used as a base for blending, as they provide a clean and neutral canvas for other grape varieties or flavors to shine. In some regions, Trebbiano is also used to produce sweet wines or fortified wines with higher alcohol content.
Regional Styles: Trebbiano is used in the production of a wide range of wine styles, depending on the region. In Italy, it is commonly used in the production of white wines, such as Orvieto and Vin Santo. In France, it is widely used in the production of Cognac and Armagnac, as well as in the production of white wines in regions such as Cognac, Armagnac, and Gaillac. It is also used in the production of white wines in Portugal, Greece, and other wine regions around the world