Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2016

Tenuta di Salviano

Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2016 play

Region: Italy / Umbria Orvieto
Grapes: Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

The Orvieto Classico Superiore zone, the heartland of Umbria’s distinct whites, is characterized by higher elevations and cooler temperatures. The vineyards are overlooking Lago di Corbara on the south bank. Soils here are a composite of clay and limestone. Given soils and climatic conditions, whites here are defined by higher aromatics, structure derived from total acids, and freshness.

88 Points

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2016 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 growing season kicked-off with a mild winter. As a result of the milder temperatures, flowering started about 20 days in advance. Springtime saw more balance, and the vineyards received a good amount of rain. During the summer period, diurnal swings were normal, with warm, dry and breezy days, followed by cooling night temperatures. Overall, the 2016 season brought meaningful ripeness to the grapes, while also preserving freshness and aromas in the final wines.

tasting note

Pure and crisp, with elegant aromas of ripe fruit. A well-structured, refreshing and beautifully balanced wine.

food pairing

The high acidity and aromatics of Orvieto are an admirable ally to all manner of green vegetable preparations. For a classical approach, go for a pea soup or pasta primavera. Stepping outside of Italian culture cuisine, pour a glass with all manner of crudo finished with new olive oil. New world dishes such as fish tacos, guacamole and tuna poke display Orvieto’s gastric range.

technical data

GRAPES: Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC
PH: 3.40
ACIDITY: 5.50 g/l
ABV: 13.5%

points of distinction

  • A fresh-tasting Orvieto Classico that represents the finest expression of the region
  • Orvieto's limestone tufa and volcanic soil makes expressive, complex wines with minerality
  • Superiore classification requires limited yields
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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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