Definition of Trebbiano in US English:



  • 1A variety of wine grape widely cultivated in Italy and elsewhere.

    • ‘The grape used in balsamic vinegar is the white Trebbiano that is crushed after harvesting and the raw juice is left to sit until it just starts to ferment.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Trebbiano grape.
      • ‘At Florence, the principal consumer of the town's output, Montecarlo cost more than the Trebbianos, the whites of the Chianti area and the wines of the Greve Valley.’
      • ‘On the other hand, those producers that used to ‘reinforce’ their Trebbianos with big injections of other more noble grape varieties (specially Chardonnay), today they use them for the hype wine of the moment, the Pecorino IGT (we'll soon cover also this topic).’
      • ‘Ranging from the fizzy Lambruscos to hearty Sangiovese-based reds and the pale, dry Trebbianos, there is a bit of something for everyone.’
      • ‘In Italy it is the most important of the Trebbianos, part of the composition of Chianti and other famous wines.’
      • ‘Regardless, my eye went quickly past the Trebbianos, Vermentinos and Pinot Grigios until I reached something called Bianchetta Genovese.’


Italian, from the name of the Trebbia River, in northern central Italy.