Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 68-71.6°F. The wine ages in cement vats, with roughly 15% aged in French oak barriques, prior to blending and bottling to enhance complexity.
Ultimate Wine Challenge2013 vintage
After a long winter pretty cold and wet, which brought to a delayed bud break, Spring arrived and was rainy and cold until early Summer. The Summer actually began only in early July and the heat wave, due to the African anticyclone, was concentrated just during the first week of August. Thereafter, until the end of the second week of September, the climate was fairly mild, characterized by the usual Atlantic anticyclones: dry and sunny days and pretty cold nights with a good temperature range. As a result the harvest 2013 was later than the previous two years, according to the standard harvest period in our areas. The low pressure occurred in late September by speeding up the picking, but the grapes were already plenty ripe and perfectly healthy. The red wines are full-bodied, as usual, but a little less mature and marked by very fresh aromas. Fermentation in small steel tubs at controlled temperature. Steeping is prolonged to the maximum of 12 days. Pumping happens frequently especially during the first days of alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation lasts 20 to 25 days with a constant temperature around 20 to 22 degrees. Conservation happens in cement vitrified tubs while one part gets passed to barrique to guarantee the best complexity of product. Turlò is a wine rich in texture but at the same time very soft and tannin in a mouth, ample and persistent, suitable for long ageing.
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, Merlot
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
ACIDITY: 5.00 g/l
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.