TURBIANA (aka TREBBIANO DI LUGANA)
The landscape and knowledge of Italian grapes is still such a moving target, and the only way to describe Turbiana at this time is: TBD. Now called Turbiana, after its original local name, but then referred to as Lugana in reference to its location, as well as the assumption that it was actually Trebbiano di Lugana, then it was thought to be Verdicchio that has broken beyond it’s Marchigiani borders, but now turns out to it’s own distinctly genetic grape variety that is back to being good old fashioned Turbiana… Or is it?!
Learn it, love it, but be flexible in your knowledge of absolutes as to its roots. These particular roots are certainly beautiful enough to behold on their own located on the Garda coastline and their mysterious origin story clearly lends a little something to their intrigue.