Umbria: at the heart of Italy
Umbria holds 2 DOCGs, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG and Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG. It’s also home to 13 DOCs, including the famous Montefalco and Orvieto. 6 IGPs take care of most of the table wine produced in the region.
The three most planted grape varieties are Sangiovese (22%), Trebbiano (17%), and Grechetto (13%), but there are over 10 distinct varieties scattered around the Umbrian hills and valleys, including the acclaimed Sagrantino.
Sagrantino is grown around Montefalco and is one of the most structured, inky and tannic grapes in the world, It took the region’s winemakers centuries to tame the stubborn grape and now craft with it wines of contemplation. Try the Adanti Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG “Il Domenico” for a potent, intense wine with no equal, with cassis, tobacco and spice aromas over a thick, coating palate.
A more forgiving rendition of the style, with a medium body, is Adanti Montefalco Rosso DOC, with aromas of currants and cherries over a round palate.
Umbria’s whites are equally memorable, particularly the ones made with the native grape Grechetto. The mineral, peachy wine is lush and thirst-quenching, as seen on every drop of Adanti Montefalco Grechetto DOC.