2017 Poderi Dal Nespoli Nespolino Trebbiano-Chardonnay, Rubicone IGT

2017 Poderi Dal Nespoli Nespolino Trebbiano-Chardonnay, Rubicone IGT
Price: $9.99

The Rubicone IGT region of Italy covers the former area of Romagna in Emilia-Romagna. During Italy’s Risorgimento (unification) period in 1860 the areas were merged and although some have tried to reestablish the Romagna name none have so far been successful. 

 

The region instead gets its name from the Rubicone River. Used primarily as a catch-all for wines that can’t bear the Emilia-Romagna name, Rubicone IGT has enabled regional winemakers to broaden which grapes they can use. 

 

Trebbiano has established itself as the dominant grape of the area with Sangiovese and international grapes making up the remainder. This wine from Poderi Dal Nespoli is a blend of Trebbiano and Chardonnay. The Trebbiano leads the wine with softer notes of citrus fruits, flowers, and wet stones, while the Chardonnay brings subtle hints of pineapple and papaya.