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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  • Tenuta le Velette Orvieto Classico Velico 2007

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by nathaliechan


  • Casasole Orvieto Classico DOC 2014

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

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Melini Orvieto Classico 2010

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    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

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    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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  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2009

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    Clear pale color. Somewhat "sweet" bouquet. Initial sip is quite light--almost watery, then, farther in the palate, fruit -- table grapes -- emerges. Altough I definitely get a table grapes flavor, there is no sweetness. US$7.99 at Total Wines. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Barberani Orvieto Classico Superiore Castagnolo 2007

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    Wine review by svensen84


  • Argillae Orvieto 2010

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    Wine review by slhoeman


  • Ruffino Orvieto Classico 2009

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    Wine review by tmesch


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