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.
Wine & Spirits2010 vintage
Sommelier Challenge2010 vintage
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.
Rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscans.
Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto
GRAPES: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
ACIDITY: 4.9 g/L
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 +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
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.