Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Lago di Corbara DOC 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. Sangiovese is marked by intense floral aromatics and earth elements while Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon offer structure and darker fruit tones.
Tasting Panel2016 vintage
The 2016 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 of a balance in weather condiditions, 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.
In the glass the wine presents great intensity, on the nose the bouquet recalls undergrowth, black fruits, laurel and black pepper. In the mouth it is vibrant, with good texture and pleasantly fresh, the sweet tannins and the overall harmony make it an extremely enjoyable wine.
Pairs well with starters consisting of various types of canapés, first courses with game sauces and dishes featuring red as well as white meats.
GRAPES: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
ACIDITY: 4.5 g/l
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.3 g/l
points of distinction
- Lago di Corbara DOC, is situated on the north bank of its namasake body of water
- Vineyard elevations here range from 350-500 mt above sea level
- 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 +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
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.