Colli Altotiberini

Colli Altotiberini







about this subregion

Tucked away in the verdant heart of Italy lies the Colli Altotiberini DOC, a gem within the picturesque region of Umbria. Dominated by the serpentine course of the Tiber River, this wine-producing area benefits immensely from the unique microclimate influenced by the river's presence. The temperate environment, enriched by the alternating influences of both maritime and continental air currents, alongside fertile, well-drained soils, provides an ideal backdrop for viticulture.

In the terraced vineyards that gently rise above the Tiber, grape varieties both indigenous and international flourish. The reds are dominated by the likes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, offering the robustness and depth that is characteristic of these varieties. Sangiovese, the soul of Tuscany, also has a considerable presence here, imparting its unmistakable cherry notes and tannic backbone. Meanwhile, Pinot Nero introduces a touch of elegance with its delicate aromas and nuanced flavors.

On the white front, the Colli Altotiberini is renowned for its cultivation of Grechetto, an indigenous variety that exudes fresh apple and pear notes with an underlying almond finish. It is often complemented by Trebbiano, which adds a citrusy zest and floral character, making the whites of this DOC refreshing and highly versatile.

The marriage of environment and grape varieties in the Colli Altotiberini DOC results in wines that are both expressive of their terroir and universally appealing. The region stands as a testament to Umbria’s quiet prowess in the world of winemaking.


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Discover Terroir

The Colli Altotiberini DOC is located in the central-northern part of the Umbria region, and includes a mid-mountain territory in all or part of the municipalities of San Giustino, Citerna, Città di Castello, Monte S. Maria Tiberina, Montone, Umbertide, Gubbio and Perugia. All are located in the province of Perugia.

The climate of the region is temperate-warm, with cool winters and hot summers. During the summer, the average temperature is 32°C (90°F). In terms of rainfall, although there have been some years when the average annual rainfall has exceeded 1100 mm, the average usually varies between 800 mm and 950 mm.

Regarding soils, the ones chosen for vine cultivation are shallow to medium depth, with a loam or clay loam consistency. The soils used for vine cultivation are shallow to medium deep, of loam, loam or clay loam consistency, with good calcareous content and subalkaline reactivity.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Trebbiano

The Colli Altotiberini DOC, nestled in the heart of Umbria, Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of wines that captivate the senses and embody the region's winemaking prowess.

Crafted with finesse, the Bianco wine from Colli Altotiberini DOC showcases a harmonious blend of Trebbiano Toscano, the region's beloved cornerstone, and a carefully curated selection of other authorized white grapes. This wine dances on the palate with a delicate balance of flavors, where notes of citrus and orchard fruits intertwine elegantly. Its crisp acidity and subtle floral nuances make it a versatile companion to an array of culinary delights, from seafood feasts to garden-fresh salads.

The Rosato wine of Colli Altotiberini DOC embodies the sun-kissed essence of Sangiovese, masterfully united with a symphony of other authorized red grapes. Its mesmerizing blush hue hints at the vibrant character within – a symposium of red berries and hints of summer blooms. With each sip, Rosato enchants with its refreshing zest, making it the quintessential choice for alfresco gatherings and cherished moments of leisure.

Sangiovese takes center stage in the Rosso wine, a true embodiment of the Colli Altotiberini DOC's viticultural heritage. Teaming up with a chorus of other authorized red grapes, Sangiovese crafts a wine that captures the terroir's essence. Robust and layered, Rosso unfolds with a medley of dark fruit flavors, underscored by a backbone of polished tannins. Whether paired with hearty roasts or rustic pasta dishes, Rosso paints a vivid portrait of Umbrian warmth and passion.

Elevating celebrations to new heights, the Spumante wine from Colli Altotiberini DOC is a masterpiece born of Grechetto, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero. This sparkling gem offers a symphony of effervescence, effusing aromas of orchard blossoms and delicate citrus. Its vivacity enchants the senses, making it a delightful aperitif or a companion to revelrous toasts. The precise blend of grapes ensures a dance of flavors that captivate the palate, leaving a trail of effervescent joy.

In the heart of Colli Altotiberini DOC, each wine tells a story of dedication, tradition, and the artistry of winemaking, inviting enthusiasts to savor the essence of Umbria in every sip.