Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC 2010

Tenuta di Salviano

Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC 2010 play

Region: Italy / Umbria
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

The Turlo’ vineyards are located on the hills of Lake Corbara’s northern bank, at 250-380 meters in elevation. The generally southern exposure varies by vineyard site. The soil is rich in red clay, tufa (a limestone common to central Italy) and small pebbles. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness to ensure a rich, concentrated finished wine. Each grape variety is fermented separately in small, temperature-controlled steel tanks. Maceration lasts 12 days with frequent pumping over, followed by 20-25 days of malolactic fermentation at 68 - 72°F. The wine ages in cement vats, with roughly 15% aged in French oak barriques, prior to blending and bottling to enhance complexity.

91 Points

Wine & Spirits

2010 vintage
Silver Medal

Sommelier Challenge

2010 vintage
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harvest note

The 2010 vintage in Umbria was characterized by a dry, hot summer until late August, when frequent rains complicated ripening cycle, prompting vineyard workers to do a strict selection of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and late-cycle varieties, which need more time for full maturity and are at greater risk of disease. At harvest, late-cycle grapes had low sugar content, fresh acidity, good structure and aromatic polyphenols.

tasting note

Rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscans.

food pairing

Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto

technical data

GRAPES: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
PH: 3.61
ACIDITY: 4.9 g/L
ABV: 14.42%
AGING: Mostly in cement vats, partly in French barriques

points of distinction

  • A “Super Umbrian” blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Titignano Castle was built by Farolf of the Montemarte in 937 B.C.
  • Cuverie and ageing cellars have been dug out of the tufa soils beneath the castle
  • about the grape +
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Nestled among Umbria’s rolling hills on the southern bank of Lake Corbara, the Salviano property is owned by Incisa della Rocchetta family, owners of legendary Sassicaia.

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