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Trebbiano Spoletino

The Trebbiano Spoletino grape is a native of Umbria, but its name seems to derive from the town of Trevi, located in the neighborhood of Spoleto, near Perugia, unlike traditional Trebbiano (Romagna Trebbiano, Trebbiano, Trebbiano Abruzzo, etc.) whose name derives instead from “Trebula”, i.e. farm (Pliny the Elder describes a “Vinum Trebulanum”, which according to this interpretation, would be for “country wine” or “home-made wine”). In addition, the Trebbiano Spoleto is different from other Trebbiano for perfumes of aromatic herbs and citrus notes aftertaste, which together with remarkable freshness and flavor make it particularly suitable for sparkling wine. The berry is white, medium, spheric, cross-sectional regular with large, yellowish skin, often with brown spots, and waxy. The bunch is medium, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, tight, very regular with a medium, pentagonal or wedge-shaped, with five lobes, rarely three-lobed leaf. The Trebbiano Spoletino needs pruning of medium length or long but has no special demands regarding the soil, although prefers siliceous stony and well-exposed soils. The Trebbiano Spoletino grape gives a pale yellow wine with greenish hues; the scent is pleasant and delicate, with notes of citrus and aromatic herbs; the palate has pleasant sensations of freshness and flavor.

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