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

  • Sagrantino

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

  • Grechetto

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Barberani

    The vineyards of our estate are only a few kilometers away from Orvieto. They are on the hills ov...

  • Castello Delle Regine

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

  • Antonelli San Marco

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

  • Val di Maggio Arnaldo Caprai

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

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Umbria on Snooth

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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  • 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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    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


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

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    No written review

    Wine review by cahamilt14


  • 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


  • La Carraia Orvieto Classico 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mannycorks


  • 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

    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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