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Wine from Umbria

Wine from Umbria

The Green Heart City in Italy, also known as Umbria, is one of the smallest wine regions in the country. Quaint medieval villages and lush green hills surround the region.  The fourth smallest wine region in Italy, the region produces almost a third of the wine that the Tuscany does and has been overshadowed by Marche, Latium, and Tuscany. With that being said, Ubrian wines are becoming much more respected and known around the world.

The history of Ubria’s wine making history started with the Benedictine monks they first started planting grape vines in the sandy and calcareous clay soil that the region is known for. The climate in the region is similar to Tuscany and enjoys dry and sunny summers, and cold and rainy winters with the exception being the area that surrounds Lake Trasimeno and Lake Bolsena, which is dominated by mild and Mediterranean microclimates.

A blend of four and sometimes five grapes, one of the best known Italian whites that is produced around Ubria is known as Trebbiano Toscana, Verdello, Grechetto, and Canaiolo Bianco, known also as Drupello, or Malvasia Toscana

Umbria is known around the globe as the land of the saints and includes San Benedetto, San Feliciano, San Fortunato, and San Francesco d’Assisi.

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Velette Orvieto Amabile Rasenna 2018

Velette Orvieto Amabile is made from 30% Trebbiano, 30% Grechetto, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdello and 5% Drupeggio.

Though today Orvieto Classico D.O.C. 'secco' is the major success, for centuries Orvieto wine was characteristically slightly sweet, a condition sought and obtained through forced maturation of the grapes and vinification in the cool cellars carved out of the tufa rock. The straw yellow colour is intense, the flavours are those of mature fruits, sweet and rich. The satisfying acidity on the palate is accompanied by a soft sweet sensation, which smoothes it and gives it roundness and fullness.

An excellent accompaniment for delicate or structured first courses, soft and semi-matured cheeses. Very good as a dessert wine especially with fruit tarts and the traditional crunchy biscuits and cakes.
Recommended temperature: 10 - 12° C

Origin of the name: The first evidence of a society given to cultivating the grape on these hills is of Etruscan origin and the wine produced was most likely sweet. Hence a method and a tradition which have made the fortune of these lands for centuries. The word the Etruscans used for their people was precisely "Rasenna".

Velette Orvieto Secco Berganorio 2019

Velette Orvieto Secco is made from 30% Trebbiano, 30% Grechetto, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdello and 5% Drupeggio.

The result of centuries of devotion, selection and experience, this wine is the taste portrait of this area: cool as the air on the Orvieto rock, soft as the surrounding hills, direct/candid/plain/frank/open and sincere like the local people. The typically straw yellow colour with greenish tints illustrates its youthfulness. Delicate floral flavours with a light acidity to preserve them melt on the palate and then there is a characteristic slightly bitter after-taste. A joyful wine, sociable, rounded in its reliable simplicity, a wine that is always a good accompaniment.

Excellent as a pleasant, light-hearted aperitif, it goes well with vegetable or fish hors d'oeuvres and first courses in general. Recommended temperature: 8 – 10 ° C

A tribute to the three families of workers who were responsible for the farms on this hillside from the early 19th century and who have cultivated the grape varieties of Orvieto D.O.C. for generations.

Pairs with  vegetables, fish, seafood, fresh and aged cheeses.

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