Bombino Bianco

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Bombino Bianco was planted on 1,229 ha/3,036 acres of southern Italy, mainly in puglia, in 2010. In abruzzo it is regularly confused with, and may even be identical to, trebbiano d’Abruzzo.

It ripens late and yields extremely high quantities of relatively neutral wine. Some of its synonyms, Pagedebit (‘it pays the debts’) and Straccia Cambiale (‘tear up the invoices’) in particular, allude to its profitability to the vine-grower. The dark-berried Puglian Bombino Nero, planted on almost as much vineyard, may well be related.