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Bombino Bianco

Bombino Bianco: A Versatile Italian Grape Bombino Bianco is an Italian grape variety native to the Puglia region of southern Italy. Though some sourses also argue it came from Spain. With its bright character, versatile nature, and easy-drinking qualities, this variety is a popular choice among Italian and international winemakers.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Bombino Bianco grapes are very small and round, usually a light yellow-green. Its wines are straw-coloured, with a light body and bright acidity. Its aromas and flavours are typically floral, with notes of citrus and stone fruit, as well as a hint of almond.

Fresh Bombino Bianco grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Bombino Bianco is mainly grown in the Puglia region, especially around the towns of Foggia, Barletta and Andria. It is also grown in small quantities in Molise and Abruzzo. Bombino Bianco is a late-ripening variety. It is a vigorous variety that can easily produce large yields, so pruning and canopy management are important techniques to ensure good quality. Due to its light body and bright acidity, Bombino Bianco is usually vinified as a dry, still white wine. It has good resistance to most fungal diseases. In Puglia, Bombino Bianco is mostly used to make fresh, easy-drinking wines, but also in Emilia-Romagna, Lazio (where it is called Ottonese in the province of Frosinone), the Mache and Abruzzo. The Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC is particularly confusing because it can be made from 85-100% Bombino Bianco - ie Trebbiano d'Abruzzo - or from 85-100%Trebbiano Toscano. Bombino Bianco wines are best enjoyed with light dishes such as salads, seafood, and white meats. They are also a great match for spicy and aromatic dishes such as curries and stir-fries.

Foods to pair with Bombino Bianco:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Bombino Bianco
Bombino Bianco produces relatively neutral whites but is a useful ingredient in EU table wine and in cheap German Sekt, where it is generally blended with a more aromatic partner such as Morio-Muskat.

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