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

  • Falesco

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

  • Castello Delle Regine

    Property of lawyer Paolo Nodari, the company extends for 400 hectares around the fortification kn...

  • Tili

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

  • Paolo Bea

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

  • Lungarotti

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

  • Antonelli San Marco

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

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Umbria on Snooth

  • 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


  • I'm renting a car and taking a road trip through part of Tuscany and Umbria (staying in Siena, Montepulciano and Assisi).  For those who have been, do I need to make reservations at the wineries and cantine ahead of time or can I just show up?  Any recommendations?  I'd like to visit a few wineries, see some cellars, taste a lot of wine (Brunell... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip to Tuscany and Umbria -...


  • Barberani Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo 2011

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    Crisp, clean, slightly minerally with really nice flavors of creamy lemon and lime pith. Nice balance of acidity and fruit with a medium long finish. One of the nicest Orvieto's I've had. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Omero Moretti Terre di Giano 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Omero Moretti Terre di Giano 2011

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    50% Sangiovese, 25% Ciliegiolo, 25% Merlot. Dark on the nose and slightly oaky with aromas of maduro tobacco, licorice and carob that drift up with spicy nuance to frame a tight core of black fruit and fresh leather. An initial rush of candied herbs flows across the palate pushed along by a wine of great power, and clarity. Theres excellent deta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2011

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    Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Showing a bit of mocha and some old wood on the nose this offers up complex if slightly dirty aromas of plummy fruit, soil, moss and dried herbs. Soft and focused in the mouth, the dirty edge of the nose as smothered on the palate by lovely cherry fruit that shows good weight. The savory edge ad... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Bigi Vipra Rossa Merlot-Sangiovese Case of 6 Bottles 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by cahamilt14


  • Santa Cristina Casasole Orvieto DOC Classico Amabile 2010

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    Wine review by chellebelle81


  • Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2012

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    Nice little Italian white blend of vermentino and verdicchio. Easy drinking, light and crisp with some light lemon, a touch of apricot, medium acidity and a short finish. This is a food friendly wine that went well with our chicken and dumplin's. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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