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Cococciola is a white Italian wine grape variety that is was one of the few Italian grape varieties to have its number of plantings increase in the late 20th century while measures to combat Europe's wine lake and the general decline of viticulture saw the numbers of many varieties decline. Today Cococciola is a permitted variety in the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) from the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
Italy's Abruzzo region boasts high mountains at its western edge, miles of beaches along the Adriatic at its eastern edge and extensive farming on the hills in between. Grape growing has a long tradition here, however like in much of the south, wine production was historically oriented to quantity rather than quality.