Weekly wine defined: Trebbiano

Mary writes:

Also called Ugni Blanc, Trebbiano is a grape that we can safely say is the most widely planted white in France and Italy. And yet it is rarely seen on a wine level.

Trebbiano was once a blending grape and even made its way into many a Chianti, but that is rare now. This copious, thin, acidic wine is better tasting when run through the stills of Cognac. It shines as a fantastic brandy.