Umbria

Native and local wines

  • 20% Sangiovese 
  • 12% Trebbiano Toscano 
  • 11% Grechetto 
  • 7% Sagrantino 
  • 2% Malvasia Banca Lunga 
  • 2% Trebbiano Giallo 
  • 2% Verdello 
  • 2% Montepulciano 
  • 1% Ciliegiolo 
  • 1% Pignoletto 
  • 1% Malvasia Bianca 
  • 1% Trebbiano Spoletino 
  • 1% Malvasia Bianca di Candia 
  • 1% Vermentino 
  • 1% Canaiolo 
  • 1% Biancame 

International wines

  • 2% Merlot 
  • 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 1% Chardonnay 
  • 1% Sauvignon 
  • 1% Pinot bianco 

Region

  • population: 883.393 (2018)
  • area: 8.464 km²
  • mountains 29% / hills 71% / plains 0%

Vineyards

  • 2017: 12.356 hectares (-5%)
  • 2016: 13.056 hectares (stable)
  • 2015: 13.006 hectares

Wine production

  • 2017: 609.366 hectoliters - 49,3 hectoliters/hectare (-18%)
  • 2016: 741.000 hectoliters - 56,8 hectoliters/hectare (-3%)
  • 2015: 764.595 hectoliters - 58,8 hectoliters/hectare

Classification

  • DOCG and DOC wines 48% / IGT wines 42%/ generic wines 10%
  • red wines 53% / white wines 47%
Source: Istat 2018

Umbria is a region that has always had a strong religious connotation since the Middle Ages; we find it expressed in the architecture of its towns and in the art intimately preserved in its churches and museums, but also in the products of its land.

Sagrantino, a native variety whose origin is still shrouded in mystery, is the worthy representative of this religiosity. Not only in the name, which seems to derive from the Latin “sacer” - that is “sacred” - but also in the close connection maintained with the moments of public celebration, initially religious, then civil.

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG is the designation that, perhaps more than others, interprets and values ​​the traditions of the place. On the one hand, its wines are serious, hard, angular, almost to recall the humble (not poor) life of the Umbrian people; at the same time, these characteristics of youth are able to soften over time, opening up completely new, almost explosive tasting scenarios.

Another important denomination of the region is Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG. Strong of a rich past, this offers its own interpretation of Sangiovese, giving wines with bouquets of very complex and enveloping aromas, always destined for long aging.

Further down the list of designations, we can still identify many wines worthy representatives of the Umbrian traditions. Grechetto (white berry grapes), Sangiovese (black berry) and Trebbiano Toscano (white berry) - which together make up almost half of the Umbrian wine heritage - are enhanced, in a more or less structured way, in the various designation established in years, as Colli del Trasimeno DOC, Colli Martani DOC, Montefalco DOC, Orvieto DOC, Torgiano DOC - rather than in the Umbria IGT territorial indication.

DOCG wines

DOC wines

  • Amelia 
  • Assisi 
  • Colli Altotiberini 
  • Colli del Trasimeno / Trasimeno 
  • Colli Martani 
  • Colli Perugini 
  • Lago di Corbara 
  • Montefalco 
  • Orvieto 
  • Rosso Orvietano / Orvietano Rosso 
  • Spoleto 
  • Todi 
  • Torgiano 

IGT wines

  • Allerona 
  • Bettona 
  • Cannara 
  • Narni 
  • Spello 
  • Umbria 
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