Grechetto IGT 2019
Grapes: 100% Grechetto
Tenuta di Salviano was purchased by the Principe Corsini family in the late 17th century. The property has Ethruscan and Roman descent, in fact the main house on Salviano was a Roman villa and somewhere on the estate is a necropolis. Donna Nerina Corsini married Il Marchese Enrico Incisa della Rocchetta, and their two children Giovanni and Eleonora are now the owners of Tenuta di Salviano. Il Marchese Giovanni Incisa della Rocchetta manages the estate and oversees the winemaking with his wife, La Marchesa Tara. The estate is just over 4943 acres. The vines are planted in the best plots of vineyards across the vast land. The terrain is mountainous with the Tevere running through and a man made reservoir called Lake Corbara. The soil is limestone, sedimentary rock, sand and tufo. The vineyards range from 328 feet to 1739 feet in altitude, and many are planted on South West facing slopes. The weather is quite Mediterranean, but the influence of the lake and hills create winds that lower the overall temperature especially during the morning and nights.
Harvest set to occur during the third week of September. The skins are thinning a bit more slowly this vintage due to the lower harvest temperatures and lack of rain. However, the flavors and acidity is becoming more complex with the time.
Bright and refreshing with aromas of white flowers and flavors of tropical fruit. There is also a strong, but pleasant mineral component that is very evident on the palate providing complexity and mouth feel.
GRAPES: 100% Grechetto
APPELLATION: IGT Umbria
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2 g/L
points of distinction
- All the grapes are hand harvested and heavy selection is done in vineyard to ensure only the best grapes are used.
- All vines are trained in a normal system of counter espalier and pruned with Guyot.
- Average age of vine: Between 20 to 25 years
about the grape +
This unique grape shows herb, spice and hay aromas, and makes creamy, structured, elegant wines with bright acidity and firm tannins.
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.