Umbria Wine

 

Umbria is a wine region tucked in central Italy, surrounded by Tuscany, Latium and the Marche. It’s a hilly area, with many of its 11 DOC’s beginning with ‘Colli,” Italian for slope or hill. The region is landlocked, and the first civilizations, the ancient Umbri and then the Etruscans, established their villages along the Tiber river as a hydration source. If you follow the legends of saints, one of the big ones, Francis of Assisi, for which the iconic town is named, was based here.
 
Umbria is best known for its white wines, particularly Orvieto, produced from the Trebbiano (here sometimes called Procanico) grape. This wine accounts for the majority of all the wine produced from the region. This is kind of a little black dress of a white wine, changing in style through the decades but always in fashion. Some trends dictate a young, fresh style, while others call for more sophisticated techniques in which the juice is left in contact with the skins for longer Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Umbria View all

  • Grechetto

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Umbria

  • Orviéto

      Orvieto is the most famous wine produced in Umbria, Italy. This celebrated white wine has ...

  • Montefalco

      The Montefalco wine region, named for the Medieval hilltop town at its center, is located ...

  • Umbria Igt

      Umbria is a wine region tucked in central Italy, surrounded by Tuscany, Latium and the Mar...

Popular Wineries in Umbria View all

  • Goretti

    The Goretti Gisberto agricultural company and the Goretti winery began in the 1960s.In 1992 the...

  • Antonelli San Marco

    The estate has been in the Antonelli family since 1881. Although originally from Spoleto, the fam...

  • Arnaldo Caprai

    In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulf...

  • Paolo Bea

    As a child, I learned this craft from my father. Our history and tradition is the source of our k...

  • Barberani

    The vineyards of our estate are only a few kilometers away from Orvieto. They are on the hills ov...

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

    The Farm covers 30 hectares of land, of which five are given over to mixed crops, five to olive g...

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Umbria on Snooth

  • So basically anything outside Toscana and Piemonte is fair game?Alto Piemonte ... and Sardina, Campania and Umbria, Alto Adige and Veneto (which seems nearly as mainstream as Toscana), etc. and et Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy's other Grapes & Regions


  • Tenute Lunelli Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso 2010

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    Dusty and minerally on the nose with soft floral notes of raspberry and cherry. Quite tart and a bit zesty in the mouth yet still nicely elegant with raspberry, cherry and cranberry flavors, oaky notes towards the finish with dark plum and a hint of tar and smoke. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso 2011

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    Powdered sugar on the nose with a high fruit top note of cherry compote and floral salinity adding some complexity. In the mouth this has delicate fruit on entry but a well structured palate of chewy tannins and mixed berry notes of raspberry and blueberry, finishing floral with hints of red licorice and fresh cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Santa Cristina Casasole Orvieto DOC Classico Amabile 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Lungarotti Torre di Giano 2014

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    Lemon and green apple aromas. Very tart in the mouth with lots of fresh lime and acidity with a green note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Montefalco Rosso 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by SolidGroovin


  • Colpetrone Montefalco Rosso Umbria Italy 2009

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    Really interesting sagrantino di montefalco from Colpetrone. There's a burst of black licorice coming out of the glass. Loads of ripe dark fruit on the tongue along with earth tones, tar, black licorice, a touch of mint, extremely grippy and drying tannins and medium acidity. This is a fairly big red that needs a good bit more bottle time to res... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sagrantino di Montefalco Antonelli 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Falesco Merlot Dell Umbria 2012

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    Light and delicate red fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry with some earthiness. Showing a brightness to start, more elegant red cherry and raspberry, some plum and a touch of tart cranberry on the finish. A very direct, easy drinking wine with few frills, this is pleasing and pleasant.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I know I've been about as active as GDP around these parts lately, so ... ... could result in a trip to Umbria for the Sagrantino harvest and I'd love for you to check out my article and, if you are so inclinced, give it a like/tweet/share.Would love to hear your thoughts.http://pavineco.com/sagrantino-montefalco-umbria/th Read More

    Forum post in the topic Of Monsters & Montefalco


  • Grechetto has hints of apples and pears with fresh acidity . I liked it with pecorino and salami as well as light pasta and risotto dishes. If you like a good Orvieto, which uses some grechetto, you would enjoy a 100% grechetto. Not easy to find in the U.S.

    Comment by 646117chefgerri 646117 chefgerri


  • A sunday lunch in Perugia with a red Decugnano dei Barbi, a wine from Orvieto, review. http://umbrialoversblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/our-mouth-is-watering-abbiamo.html

    Comment by 353322UmbriaLovers 353322 UmbriaLovers


  • We love our fantastic Region. For wine lovers is a perfect place to taste some great wines with good prices. Montefalco and Bevagna are the main wine villages. Check out our blog about our trips and tips in Umbria for more info http://umbrialoversblog.blogspot.com

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