High acid, light and crisp, fresh and fruity, but doesn't
with oil base, pan fried fish
may have originated in the Eastern Mediterranean, and was
known in Italy in Roman times. A subtype was recognised in
Bologna in the thirteenth century, and as Ugni Blanc it made
its way to France, possibly during the Papal retreat to Avignon
in the fourteenth century.
study published in 2008 using DNA typing showed a close genetic
relationship between Garganega on the one hand and Trebbiano
and several other grape varieties on the other hand. It is
therefore possible that Garganega is one of the parents of
Trebbiano, however, since the parents of Garganega have not
been identified, the exact nature of the relationship could
not be conclusively established.
Italian grapes, Trebbiano came to Argentina with Italian immigrants.
Hermitage" came to Australia with James Busby in 1832. The major
plantings are in New South Wales and South Australia, where
it is mostly used for brandy and for blending with other grapes
in table wine.
as in Portugal it is known as 'Thalia.'
Blanc' is the most widely planted white grape of France, being
found particularly along the Provencal coast, in the Gironde
and Charente. It is also known as 'Clairette Ronde', 'Clairette
de Vence', 'Queue de Renard', and in Corsica as 'Rossola'.
Most of the table wine is unremarkable and often blended or
turned into industrial alcohol.
the name 'St. Ã‰milion,' Trebbiano is important in brandy
production, being the most common grape variety of the Cognac
and Armagnac. In the
Armagnac / Cotes de Gascogne area it is also used in the white
Floc de Gascogne. 
family account for around a third of all white wine in Italy.
It is mentioned in over 80 of Italy's DOCs, although it has
just six of its own : Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano
di Aprilia, Trebbiano di Arborea, Trebbiano di Capriano del
Colle, Trebbiano di Romagna and Trebbiano Val Trebbia dei
the most successful Trebbiano-based blend are the Orvieto
whites of Umbria, which use a local clone called Procanico.
is also used to produce balsamic vinegar.
Bulgaria, the variety is known as 'Thalia' in Portugal.
immigrants brought Trebbiano to California, but it's seldom
seen as a single variety table wine.
is vigorous and high-yielding, with long cylindrical bunches
of tough-skinned berries that yield acidic yellow juice.
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