É got 2014 Trebbiano – Chardonnay

Trebbiano 70%, Chardonnay 30%; 11% ABV
Rubicone IGT, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Imported by 8 Vini, Hayward, CA
$4 at the Oakland, Ca, store on 25 March

Egot_2014_TrebChardInitial nose is of nice Chardonnay yellow apple; initial palate is a bit disjointed and mostly of green lime juice, something I don’t really associate with either Chardonnay or Trebbiano, at least not if they’re ripe.  However, a little while after opening, these flavors, with some melon (green / white / yellow), meld into a nicely delineated taste, with a delicate, medium body.  I’d say this wine is a pleasantly tasty and gently crisp summer quaffer.

I was going to go with a “high Drinkable,” but it was so lovely and yummy the next day, I’ll go with a “low Thumbs Up.”

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5 thoughts on “É got 2014 Trebbiano – Chardonnay

  1. Seedboy

    After that nice cheap Trebbiano last year I’ve been curious about this. We saw similar blends in Tuscany last summer, some more successful than others.

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    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Thanks for the info. Name aside, though, I’ll stick with glass stemware to drink this wine that I would guess was fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. 🙂

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    2. lim13

      Opened a bottle tonight. Brilliant pale golden; has kind of an odd nose of subtle spice, pine and slightly leesy aromas; great tart acidity that bites right through buttery sauces and gives it a minerally, steely quality with no oak. The fruit is there, but again it’s rather subtle of pear and citrus. Clearly a food-only wine for my palate, rather than a quaffer. Went pretty well with baked Copper River salmon topped with TJ’s wasabi mayo and crispy Progresso Italian breadcrumbs. I enjoyed it…mostly for the acidity and no oak.

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      1. weinish

        we drink it stand alone. We like no oak. Acidity is there, but not in a big way. Prefer it be slightly crisper, but overall it’s works for us, especially at the price of like $3.

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