Trebbiano Abruzzese is a bit of tease. Despite its obvious association with the widely known Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC wine, it’s actually not that easy to find in the vineyards of the production area. Many producers are happy to to refer to their wines as made simply from Trebbiano, either out of laziness or so as not to baffle the consumer. In realty though the varieties planted and used in the cellar is often Trebbiano Toscano or Bombino Bianco.
Trebbiano Abruzzese can be identified by its deep green straw colour, even when fully ripe, a trait that other members of the Trebbiano family don’t share. Where it finds common ground is in the attention needed around harvest time. As Trebbiano grapes ripen the acidity can fall rapidly making the line between crisp and refreshing and fat flabby a delicate one.