Bombino Bianco Grapes
[bom-BEE-noh BYAHN-koh] White-wine grape that is grown in southeast Italy, primarily in apulia and abruzzi but also in marche and latium. Bombino Bianco generally produces bland, low-alcohol wines used primarily with other grape varieties for blends and sometimes for vermouth. In Abruzzi, a doc called trebbiano d'abruzzo uses this grape, which is also called Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (although it's unrelated to trebbiano). Some producers in this DOC carefully prune the Bombino Bianco vines, thereby reducing the yield and generating more flavorful grapes, which result in wines that can be quite good. The better examples exhibit creamy and citrusy characteristics. Bombino Bianco is also known as Pagadebit or Pagadebito and Zapponara Bianca.