treb·​bia·​no tre-ˈbyä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce trebbiano (audio)
: a widely cultivated Italian white grape used especially in making white wine and brandy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Velenosi also makes an outstanding trebbiano, also called Prope, for white-wine lovers. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 Farther south, in Umbria, Paolo Bea produces Arboreus, a waxy, bright and juicy wine made of trebbiano spoletino. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 7 May 2020 Wine grapes are foremost among Umbria's many treasures: grechetto; the luxurious white grape trebbiano spoletino; and Italy's ubiquitous sangiovese. Saveur, 12 Nov. 2014 Yet the 2016 Éxilé rosé from Lise et Bertrand Jousset in the Loire Valley, made mostly of gamay, was yeasty let light and lithe, while the 2016 Indigeno from Ancarani in Emilia-Romagna, made of trebbiano, was taut and earthy. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2018 The same is true for its wine list, which pays special honor to some underappreciated grapes — like trebbiano or montepulciano — that tend to be overlooked (even pooh-poohed) beyond the central Italian region’s borders. Craig Laban,, 19 Jan. 2018 This obscure white grape historically used primarily for blending with trebbiano in Abruzzo and Puglia was nearly extinct, says Le Virtù co-owner Francis Cratil-Cretarola, until Cantina Frentana began making it on its own. Craig Laban,, 19 Jan. 2018 Today, Nino Pieropan, his wife, Teresita, and their sons Andrea and Dario continue to tend the grape varieties garganega and trebbiano di soave that go into their wine. Mike Dunne, sacbee, 11 Oct. 2017 Montepulciano is popular enough to be the fourth-most-planted grape in Italy, after sangiovese; trebbiano, a white found all over Italy; and catarratto, a white found solely in Sicily. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 13 July 2017 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trebbiano was in 1860

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“Trebbiano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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