Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC 2015

Tenuta di Salviano

Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC 2015 play

Region: Italy / Umbria
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Lago di Corbara is situated juxtaposed from Orvieto Classico Superiore on the north bank of its namesake body of water. Here, temperatures are warmer and and well suited for red varieties, both native and not. Vineyard elevations here range from 350-500 meters above sea level and soils are a composite of limestone at higher points and clay. 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.

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2015 vintage
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2015 vintage
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harvest note

The 2015 growing season kicked-off with a winter that was not too cold. As a result of 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

Rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscans.

food pairing

Lago di Corbara reds benefit from straightforward food pairings – kale soup, short ribs, and wood-fired sausages. A robust pasta al ragù is a comforting pairing as is a polenta dish with any manner of slowly-braised red game or fowl.

technical data

GRAPES: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes

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 +
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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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