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

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Grechetto

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Falesco

    The climatic and pedologic characteristics of this territory are similar. The hills stretching...

  • Arnaldo Caprai

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

  • Goretti

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

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

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

  • Lungarotti

    Wine, culture, hospitality Heart and soul of the Lungarotti Group Lungarotti is synonymous with T...

  • Tili

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

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Bea Paolo Montefalco Sagrantino Secco Vigneto Pagliaro 2007

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    Wine review by Ringworm


  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco ' Pagliaro' 2007

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  • Vitiano Bianco Verdicchio Vermentino Umbria IGT 2013

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    Lime leaf and lemons show up on the fruity yet restrained nose along with some light mineral and pollen floral notes. Lively on the palate, there's just a hint of flesh here wrapping up the energetic acids that support the simple citrus and white peach flavors here. Ending with a lovely hint of almond and pithy citrusy flavors on the modest fin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vitiano Bianco Verdicchio Vermentino Umbria IGT 2013

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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