Umbria

Umbria

Native Vines:

Red

• Sagrantino
• Sangiovese
 

White

• Grechetto
 
Important Wines
• Sagrantino di Montefalco
• Rosso di Montefalco
• Orvieto
• Castello della Sala

 

The landlocked breadbasket of Italy, a beautiful region of rolling hills.  Day to day reds are usually made from Sangiovese and whites from Trebbiano and Grechetto, the important wines come from vineyards surrounding the medieval towns of Montefalco, Torgiano and Orvieto.

The two most famous wines are often the most disappointing, Orvieto is a minefield (worth a try - Palazzone, Decugnano dei Barbi and Barberani) and I would buy Grechetto del Umbria in preference.  Sagrantino di Montefalco is rarely pleasing (except for Poalo Bea’s, which is off the scale), the Rosso di Montefalco reds are nearly always better.  The reason for Sagrantino’s fame is historical; it was a fine passito, a sweet red wine but for some reason it moved into the dry red category for which it is not so well suited.

 

our Umbrian selection by Winemaker / Estate...

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  1. Broccatelli Galli. Bianco 2015

    A wine with crystalline purity, grapefruit, greengage and herb flavours.  A great little aperitivo.


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  2. Broccatelli Galli. Sangiovese 2015

    Imagine crushing a handful of raspberries, black cherries and wild strawberries, that is what is smells like, the stalk and earth, real.  The taste is equally generous and genuine, ripe cherry, a touch of basil and mint attractively rustic, wonderfully freshing.


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  3. Broccatelli Galli. Grechetto 'Selezione' 2015

    A lovely weight of fruit and fine mineral structure (decent body), almond, ripe herb and grapefruit.  Very superior everyday drinking.


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  4. Broccatelli Galli. Rosato 'Due Rose' 2014

    Pure black cherry and strawberry aromas, some elderflower, creamy texture, floral with crisp black cherry fruit with mineral and elements.  Delicate and delicious.


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  5. Broccatelli Galli. Montefalco Rosso 2013

    A wine that is comfortable in itself and makes no effort to masquerade the dark, earthy patina of Sagrantino freshened with the black cherry and damson of Sangiovese.


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  6. Broccatelli Galli. Trebbiano Spoletino 2015

    Certainly no ordinary Trebbiano, peach, lime and apricot stone on the nose, rosemary and sage.  Tight, intense fruit, apple, mineral, grippy peach flavours. Quite unique, there is some real structure and depth and brightness of fruit.


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  7. Antigniano. Sagrantino 'Preda di Falco' 2005

    Elegant, jam, damson, ketchup and spice. Drying tannins, approachable but not easy, needs a good 8 hours in an open decanter. Wine for cellaring.

     


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