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Ugni Blanc (France)

French Ugni Blanc is the same grape as Italian Trebbiano.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Peach
Peach
Basil
Basil
Bitter Almond
Bitter
Almond
Seashell
Seashell

Citrus, Green Apple, Pear, and Peach are typical flavors for Ugni Blanc.

With hints of Basil, Bitter Almond, and Salty Minerals.

Profile

Ugni Blanc is dry, crisp, and moderately acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Pasta
Pasta
Vinegar
Balsamico
Antipasti
Antipasti

Crab
Seafood
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Ugni Blanc is best known as an Aperitif, or as a starter wine for a delicate first course.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti.
Pasta with Pesto.
Lightly Smoked Meat. Ham.
Onion. Garlic. White Pizza.
Seafood Pasta with Lemon.
Pork or Veal with Citric or Acidic Sauces.
Vegetables with Citric or Acidic Sauces.

Cheese:
Hard Cheese.
Lightly Smoked Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Fried Chicken in Lemon Sauce.

French Specialities:
Escabèche (Sardines in Vinegar).

If You Like Ugni Blanc

You Will Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Favorita (Italy)
Pigato (Italy)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Verdicchio (Italy)
Vermentino (Italy)
Vernaccia (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Trebbiano / Ugni Blanc

Trebbiano

Trebbiano is an Italian wine grape.

In France it is called Ugni Blanc.

It is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world.

Trebbiano In Italy

The Trebbiano grape accounts for about one third of all white wine production in Italy.

Trebbiano grapes account for around one third of all white wine production in Italy, as a part of more than 80 of DOCs ("Controlled Origin Denomination").

The best known Trebbiano based blend is the Orvieto from Umbria,

It also has 7 alone:

Trebbiano is also well known as a grape used in the production of Brandy and Balsamico.

Ugni Blanc In France

Ugni Blanc is the most planted white wine grape in France.

The planting areas are twice as big as in Italy.

Ugni Blanc is also an important grape in the Cognac and Armagnac production.

Most of the planting in France is in the Cognac region.

Most often Ugni Blanc is blended or used to produce industrial alcohol.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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