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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Grechetto

  • Sagrantino

    History of the grape: Sagrantino is mostly grown around the town of Montefalco in the central Italian region of Umbri...

  • Sangiovese

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

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

  • Adanti: Azienda Agricola

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

  • 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 ...

  • Castello Delle Regine

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

  • 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...

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Umbria on Snooth

  • Sagrantino di Montefalco Tiburzi Taccalite D.O.C.G 2003

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  • Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Ann 2001

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  • Sagrantino Colpetrone 2007

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  • Tabarrini Montefalco Sagrantino Colle Alle Macchie 2006

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  • Tabarrini Montefalco Sagrantino Campo Alla Cerqua 2006

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  • Tabarrini Montefalco Sagrantino Campo Alla Cerqua 2008

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  • Bea Paolo Montefalco Sagrantino Secco Vigneto Pagliaro 2007

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  • Vitiano Bianco. Falesco 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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