Also known as: Trebbiano, Ugni Blanc, Clairette Ronde, Clairette Rose, Thalia (Eastern Europe, Australia, South America, and Portugal), and Saint Emillion (CA).
The variety known simply as Clairette is not related and Trebbiano Abruzzo is a different variety. Trebbiano Toscano and Trebbiano Romagnolo are among the clones of the Trebbiano.
Characteristics: Produce neutral, light, dry, white wines that are high in acid and moderate in alcohol. The flavor and aroma is practically undistinguishable. The wine is very pale in color and, at times, exhibits an attractive, bitter almond note in the finish.
Ageing: At it’s best when consumed immediately.
Serving temperature: Serve at a temperature of 46º-50º F.
Food pairings: An excellent aperitif, Trebbiano also pairs well with light pastas, poached fish, spicy meals, appetizers, chicken breast, squid, light fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, lemon, grapefruit, eggplant, basil, parsley, dill, tarragon, ginger, mild mustard, white cream sauces, and sushi.