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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Lungarotti

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

  • Falesco

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

  • 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...

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Barbi Merlot 2013

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    Beautiful deep purple. A good amount of cherry on the nose and a faint hint of vanilla. On the palate the cherry dominates along with some dark plum with a hint of vanilla way in the background. The tannins are on the soft side with a medium finish. A very nice merlot from Italy. I rate this at around 88. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • I am Barry, and I live in Washington, DC, which boasts a large number of ... ... in learning about wines from Umbria that I might be able to access here in the city or even at Total Wine in northern Virginia.  Please advise.&nbs Read More

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  • Falesco Vitiano Rosato Umbria IGT 2015

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    Chunky melon and tart lemon aromas. On the palate this is simple yet pleasant, with strawberry and cherry notes, light blossom and an herbal finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Paolo E Noemia d'Amico 'Atlante' Cabernet Franc 2011

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    cherries and blackberries, with chocolate hints. slightly spiced Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Podere Barbi Lago di Corbara Vigneti Il Colomcaccio 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso 2012

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    Dark black cherry and blackberry, spicy earth and licorice aromas on the nose. Drying and sun drenched, this is restrained and muted on the palate but over delivers on structural elements of earth, oak and tannin. Fruit is much more present on the approach with a warm blackberry and black currant mixture tailing off towards the finish which is h... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tenute Lunelli Carapace Montefalco Sagrantino 2009

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    Dusty and dry but nicely fruited and aromatic on the nose, this brings lightly floral raspberry and strawberry notes and dark berry richness alongside mineral earth. Puckering acidity and gripping tannin greet the palate with more dark earth notes of forest floor with a bloom of ripe red cherry and strawberry towards the finish that's almost can... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2013

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    Trick cherry syrup and rose petal aromas hanging with baking spice and a hint of ripe blueberry. Darker and richer on the palate and showing powerful structure and medium body, the fruit is lighter with cranberry, cherry and raspberry notes to start with more tannins washing in behind the fruit and settling in the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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


  • 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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