Torbato is a white wine grape native to Italy. It is also known as Turbat, Razola, Trobadu, and Vitis Iberica in the past.

Where grown: In Sardegna it is grown especially in the countryside around Alghero, in northwestern Sardinia. The DOC is Alghero Torbato (there is a sparkling version as well).

Viticulture: Medium sized bunches and berries. Average vigour; good but irregular productivity. It is a difficult variety to work with because it is a late ripener, and is sensitive to diseases (oidium).

Wine style: Light and fresh, with very delicate aromas of yellow plums and pear and hints of thyme and pistachio nuts.


Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.212