Trebbiano Toscano

Trebbiano Toscano

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Trebbiano Toscano, like other varieties of the Trebbiano family, has uncertain origins. It probably comes from the eastern Mediterranean, and since ancient Rome, it was known as “Vinum Trebulanum”.

This vine suits almost any type of soil and thanks to its high, regular yield and strong resistance to disease, it is one of the most cultivated white grape varieties.

It features a medium-large, pentagonal, five-lobe leaf; the grape cluster is big, up to 25 cm long, it is  compact and winged. Its berries are spherical and moderately thick with a yellow-green or pinkish-yellow colour and a neutral­-flavoured juice.

From Trebbiano Toscano, you get a rather full straw-yellow wine, with medium alcohol content and a neutral, soft perfume and flavour. It is therefore often combined with more aromatic grapes to achieve more complex and rich wines.

Many DOC and DOCG wines are produced with Trebbiano Toscano blends. This grape is also the basis of great classic Italian wine, well known and appreciated all over the world: Chianti Vin Santo.

The history of Trebbiano Toscano, like that of many regional typical products, is connected to Catherine de Medici’s journey to France.  Following her marriage to Henry II of Valois King of France, she took the vine across the Alps. Trebbiano Toscano is also well known under the name of Ugni Blanc and is used in France  for producing  Cognac or Armagnac and  Brandy in Spain. This vine is also very popular in South Africa, South America and California, under the same name.