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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 2020

Velette Orvieto Amabile is made from 30% Trebbiano, 30% Grechetto, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdello and 5% Drupeggio.A brilliant and pale straw color with golden reflections. The bouquet is complex and filled with ripe fruit and subtle spiciness. The palate is rich in flavor with a beguiling roundness and a subtle hint of spiciness. The finish is refreshingly fruity and not sweet or cloying.

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".

Pairs with seafood, fresh and aged cheeses, spicy dishes such as Thai or Shezchuan. Soft and semi-matured cheeses. Very good as a dessert wine especially with fruit tarts and the traditional crunchy biscuits and cakes.

Velette Orvieto Secco Berganorio 2021

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, frank, open and sincere like the local people. Brilliant, pale straw-color with emerald reflections. The bouquet is ntense and filled with fresh fruit and floral nuances. In the palate, complex nuances of lemon, lime and apricots with a beguiling roundness and a fruity finish with a touch of bitter almond.

Origin of the name: 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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