/ Umbria Orvieto
Grapes: Trebbiano Toscano (Procanico), Grechetto, Verdello, Sauvignon Blanc
Tenuta di Salviano was purchased by the Principe Corsini family in the late 17th century. The propety 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 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.
A moderately rainy and cool spring which delayed flowering slightly, followed by a balanced start to summer with occasional high temperatures in July and August. Early September has been enjoying cool nights with occasional rain showers. The production is expected to be slightly decreased for 2019 due to the lack of rain during ripening, but this is still to be determined.
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.
To be drank either on its own as an aperitif, or with light food like salads, vegetables, charcuterie.
GRAPES: Trebbiano Toscano (Procanico), Grechetto, Verdello, Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Orvieto DOC Classico Superiore
ACIDITY: 5 g/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.4 g/L
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
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.