Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2018

Tenuta di Salviano

Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC 2018 play

Region: Italy / Umbria Orvieto
Grapes: Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto, Verdello, 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.

91 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2018 vintage
91 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

2018 produced a good vintage, thanks to a rainy spring and an ideal June & July. At harvest, the grapes showed a wonderful condition, maintaining fresh characteristics and plenty of harmony and balance.

tasting note

It has a bright pale yellow color. On the nose it offers sensations of undergrowth such as hawthorn, arbutus, daisies and yellow-fleshed fruits, with echoes of herbs. On the palate it is rounded, the tangy texture and mineral recollections give this wine an unexpected crispy touch.

food pairing

Pairs well with first courses and fish sauces, asparagus omelet, vegetarian pizza, vegetable soup.

technical data

GRAPES: Trebbiano Toscano, Grechetto, Verdello, Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: Aged on the lees for 5-6 months in order to enrich its organoleptic characteristics
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: No

points of distinction

  • Tenuta di Salviano produces Orvieto Classico since 1914
  • A fresh-tasting Orvieto Classico that represents the finest expression of the region
  • Superiore classification requires limited yields
  • Only estate grown fruit, and bottled at the estate
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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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