Orviéto Wine

 

Orvieto is the most famous wine produced in Umbria, Italy. This celebrated white wine has been produced in some capacity for centuries, with several written documents attesting to its popularity and preference. Orvieto could be found at the tables of many members of the nobility, high church and upper crust, and for this reason was referred to as “liquid gold.” 18th century Pope Gregory XVI was said to have requested that his body be washed with Orvieto prior to burial. Early 20th century poet Gabriele d’Annunzio referred to it as “the sun of Italy in a bottle.” 
 
But what these accounts all refer to is the “classic’ style of Orivieto, known as “abboccato” (mouth-filling), heavy and off dry. These days the preferred style is lighter and crisper, though abboccato is still produced. 
 
The vineyards surround the Medieval town of Orvieto, on either side of the Paglia river. The cool-climate, often damp, region is Read more »

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  • 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


  • Barberani Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo 2011

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    Crisp, clean, slightly minerally with really nice flavors of creamy lemon and ... finish. One of the nicest Orvieto's I've ha Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • La Carraia Orvieto Classico 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Palazzone Orvieto Classico Superiore Terra Vineate 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Beyita


  • Roio Orvieto Classico 2011

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    Very light, clean, crisp Italian white blend. Fresh subtle citrus fruits. Nothing fancy or overly complex. great served well chilled on a hot summer day. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • La Carraia Orvieto Classico Bottle 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by nventure


  • Bigi Orvieto Classico Torricella 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Austinista


  • Cardeto Orvieto 2010

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    nose of pears...very tight nose....pretty aciditc with a long finish.....not much fruit flavor...somewhat crisp....very neutral flavored Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • I have always enjyed Orvieto, but have not been able to locate in US Orvieto Abbocatto (The Honey moon wine) for years do you know of any America importers offering Abbocatto/Dolce

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  • Hand painted Election bottles (USA) from 1972 of Orvieto Wine Casa Vinicola BARDI UBALDO Certaldo. Hand painting done by RIP.Vietata C.C.ART 2598. Are these bottles 'drinkable'?

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