Bianchetta Trevigiana, white wine grape native to Italy. It is also known as Bianca Gentile di Fonzaso, Biancara, Bianchetta among other names.

Where grownVeneto: Bianchetta Trevigiana is most commonly found in the Prosecco production area, around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, more rarely in Trentino. It is almost always used in blends, in variable percentages: DOC wines are Colli di Conegliano, Garda, Lugana, Montello, Colli Asolani, Valdadige, and Trentino’s DOC Vigneti delle Do- lomiti Bianco. A maximum of 10% of Bianchetta Trevigiana can be used to make the Veneto sweet wine Torchiato di Fregona. Often, it is blended with Glera to add acidity and especially structure to many Proseccos.

Viticulture | Medium-large, pyramidal, stocky bunches (that make this variety an easy prey of botrytis); the berries are medium-sized, round.

Wine style | 100% Bianchetta Trevigiana wines are light, fresh, and unassuming. Light skin contact adds a modicum of extra richness and complexity.

Bibliography

See Ian D’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.160