Trebbiano Toscano is the Italian name of the French Ugni Blanc or Saint Emilion. Italy has many varieties that are known as Trebbiano such as Trebbiano di Lugano, Trebbiano di Soave and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. Many of these varieties are not the Trebbiano Toscano we are referring to when we say simply "Trebbiano", rather they are names for Verdicchio or Bombino Bianco.

This is a workhorse grape, being grown all over Italy, in Cognac (for Brandy), and in southern France as well as in a large number of other countries around the world. The wines are dry and crisp, with a distinctive, rather harsh varietal flavor unless there is enough heat summation to fully ripen the grapes. It is surprising that the grape has not been successful anywhere in California, despite the fact of its being considered a standard in many Italian vineyards. Pair these light and young wines with summer seafood dishes. (Wine/Grapes)