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Ugni Blanc By Any Other Name (Trebbiano, For Instance) Still Produces The Finest French Cognacs

Ugni Blanc, or Trebbiano, is the second most widely planted grape in the world. It gives good yields, but makes undistinguished wine at best. It can be fresh and fruity, but doesn't keep long. Its high acidity makes it important in cognac production.

Although there are worse grapes in the world than Trebbiano, few grapes are as anonymous or less well-respected.

Trebbiano is the main grape of distilled spirits like Cognac and Armagnac (in which it goes by the ugly name  “Ugni Blanc”), and it accounts for a third of all white wine made in Italy — the kind found in jugs. It produces bland, characterless wines whose chief feature is their acidity.

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This entry was posted on June 3, 2010 by in Cognacs, Grape Varietals, History, Production and tagged , , , , .
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