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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  • Bigi Orvieto Classico Torricella 2011


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2011


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    Wine review by Austinista

  • Cardeto Orvieto 2010


    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

  • Santa Cristina Casasole Orvieto DOC Classico Amabile 2010


    Bliss... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Tenuta le Velette Orvieto Classico Velico 2007


    We have been to this winery. Brought home 8 bottles. Then invited too many friends over and it was gone quickly.glad to see it is available. Now we shall decide on how many bottles to purchase. Read More

    Wine review by almdlm

  • Palazzone Sangiovese Blend Orviéto Rubbio 2009


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    Wine review by nathaliechan

  • Casasole Orvieto Classico DOC 2014


    Wonderful !! The only white wine I drink. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Melini Orvieto Classico 2010


    Stony and dry smelling with some earthy notes, notes of pistachio and biter melon. Very light, fresh and crisp with an edge of sweetness buffering the acidity. Lightly flavored, easy and quaffable, with some mineral notes emerging on the back end along with a bit of limeade fruit. Finish is short and dry. 80pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2009


    Totally an emotional response here. This wine reminds me so much of the floral and fruity blend that was on the tables when I lived so briefly in Umbria. Delicate, almost like a jasmine bouquet, surrounded by fresh cut grass and the zest of a blood orange. This vintage seems just as delightful as its predecessors. Read More

    Wine review by Bigfatwino

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