Tucked away in the verdant landscapes of Umbria lies the Rosso Orvietano DOC, a gem that encapsulates the harmonious balance between man and nature. It is a testament to the region's dedication to preserving a harmonious relationship with the environment and harnessing it to create wines of exemplary character.
Umbria, often referred to as the "Green Heart of Italy", provides the perfect canvas for viticulture. The gentle rolling hills, nourishing soils, and temperate climate create an idyllic setting for grape cultivation. Within this environment, the vineyards of the Rosso Orvietano DOC flourish, drawing from the earth's richness to produce wines that carry the unique fingerprint of the region.
Key to the allure of the Rosso Orvietano DOC wines are the varied grape varieties that have found a home in Umbria's terroir. Among the most prominent red grape varieties are the fragrant Aleatico, the robust Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the versatile Canaiolo Nero, the cherry-rich Ciliegiolo, the velvety Merlot, the robust Montepulciano, the elegant Pinot Nero, and the iconic Sangiovese. Each of these contributes distinct notes and complexities, making the wines of the Rosso Orvietano DOC a true sensory journey.
In every sip of Rosso Orvietano, one can taste not just the grapes, but the very soul of Umbria - a region that harmonizes tradition, environment, and innovation in every bottle.
The Rosso Orvietano DOC is located in Umbria. It covers 20 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Allerona, Alviano, Baschi, Castel Giorgio, Castel Viscardo, Fabro, Ficulle, Guardea, Montecchio, Montegabbione, Monteleone d'Orvieto, Orvieto, Porano and San Venanzo, in the province of Terni.
Winters in this DOC are cold and rainy, with an average temperature between 5.5°C and 6.7°C in the coolest months, which are January and December. On the other hand, summers are dry, hot and sunny, with the warmest months being July, with average temperatures between 23.7°C and 23.8°C, and August, with an average of 23.7°C and 24.1°C.
The soil is of volcanic origin, with a predominance of tuff, limestone and volcanic rocks.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Aleatico, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese
In the heart of Umbria, the Rosso Orvietano DOC showcases the artistry of winemaking through a harmonious blend of varietals. Crafted with meticulous care,
Rosso wines feature a minimum of 70% Aleatico, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero and Sangiovese, with 30% of other authorized red grapes. This intricate dance of flavors and aromas weaves a tapestry that captures the essence of the land and the dedication of its vintners.
The Aleatico varietal.,with a minimum of 85% Aleatico and complemented by other authorized red grapes, results in wines that are a true embodiment of elegance. Aleatico, with its seductive bouquet of floral and berry notes, takes center stage, creating a symphony of taste that resonates on the palate. Each sip transports you to the sun-soaked hills of Umbria, where tradition meets innovation in a glass.
The Rosso Orvietano DOC also pays homage to the global icon, Cabernet Sauvignon. In wines bearing this varietal's name, a minimum of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon mingles with other authorized red grapes. This noble grape finds a new expression amidst Umbria's gentle slopes and rich soils, giving rise to wines that exude power and finesse. With every sip, Cabernet Sauvignon reveals its ability to adapt, embodying the terroir's unique charm while staying true to its international reputation.
In the Rosso Orvietano DOC, each bottle is a testament to the region's commitment to quality and authenticity. Whether it's the captivating blend of varietals in the Rosso wines, the elegance of Aleatico, or the global allure of Cabernet Sauvignon, every glass reflects the passion and craftsmanship that make this region's wines a true delight for the senses. Indulge in the artistry of the Rosso Orvietano DOC and discover the stories that unfold with each pour.