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

  • 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

  • Paolo Bea

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

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

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

  • Val di Maggio Arnaldo Caprai

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

  • Tili

    It is unknown exactly what the head of the Tili family found here among the hills of Assisi when ...

  • Antonelli San Marco

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

  • Goretti

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

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto Umbria 2012

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    Aromas of waxy, dried fruit pop from the glass followed by spicy herbal notes of mint and sage all floating above a tense base of peppery white fruit. A touch of trapped CO2 adds a prickle tot eh tongue as this shows off rather restrained flavors of white orchard fruits and lemon curd. Theres a lovely sense of minerality at the core of this wine... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto Umbria 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Perticaia Trebbiano Spoletino 2012

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    Lots of subtle dried floral character, butchers wax and dried apple aromas greet the nose. This is rather complex if savory on the nose and quite attractive with hints of chalk and apple stem adding detail. Light bodied and fresh with an immediate wave of pear fruit on the attack, this settles into more subtle orchard fruits on the palate with a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Perticaia Trebbiano Spoletino 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Goretti Grechetto 2012

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    Deeply aromatic with dusty minerals, a bit of waxy fruit, incipient note of petrol, crayola crayon and chalk all adding nuance. Bright on entry and perhaps with just a hint of trapped CO2 helping to keep this lively in the mouth. the palate shows a similar array of savory character as the nose with more of a fruit profile, grapefruit peel, lime ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Goretti Grechetto 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Vitiano Rosato Umbria 2013

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    30% sangiovese, 30% merlot, 305 cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Aleatico4.0g/l Residual Sugar5.7 g/ l acidity3.32 PHSmells kind of funky with sweet, herbal and mossy covered red fruit under damp tarp and leather. Sort of like mixing cherry and root beer candy! A touch sweet, supple and smooth one entry. there's a much nice flavor profile in the mouth ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vitiano Rosato Umbria 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino "Chiusa di Pannone" 2006

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    Sagrantino di Montefalco became a favorite the evening Andrea first opened a ... Montefalco deep in southern Umbria just to insure your cellar is not absent this wonderful wine. You won't be disappointe Read More

    Wine review by PanicaleUmberto


  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2012

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    Green apples and pears. Florals. Light and crisp. A nice white table wine, good for cooking. Read More

    Wine review by Bigfatwino


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