2011 Trebbiano Del Rubicone IGT : Scoprire : Italy

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Trebbiano is a white grape which originated in Italy but has successfully migrated to other European wine regions such as Bulgaria, Portugal and particularly France: known as Ugni Blanc. There are also New World plantings in Argentina and Australia, where it was most likely introduced by Italian migrants. Despite being the most widely used white wine grape variety in the world’s two most famous and prolific wine-producing nations (France and Italy), Trebbiano remains relatively unknown to most wine consumers. This is because in France it is used primarily for brandy production, and in Italy as a blending component rarely cited on labels. Scoprire is one of the few wineries producing a Trebbiano labeled wine and it does so in a way to showcase all of its luster. This 2011 vintage is made from 100% Trebbiano from vineyards near the Adriatic coast then fermented in stainless steel. Straw yellow in color this is vibrant quaffing wine with clean aromas reminiscent of the sea including green apple and flowers. It is crisp and fruity on the palate with flavors of grapefruit and a hint of herbs.

Serving and Pairing Notes for 2011 Trebbiano Del Rubicone

Serve chilled as an aperitif or with lighter fare such as shell fish, grilled fish, sautéed chicken, fettuccine Alfredo, or salads. Drink now through 2014.

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