The Turlo vineyards are located on the hills of Lake Corbara’s northern bank at 150 to 380 meters in elevation. The generally southern exposure varies by vineyard site. The soil is rich in red clay, tufa (a limestone common to central Italy) and small pebbles. 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. A maceration period with frequent pumping over is followed by malolactic fermentation. A small amount of the wine is aged in French oak barriques prior to blending and bottling for added complexity.

Harvest Note
2019 consisted of a mild winter and poor of rain followed by a more rainy spring that gave a good moisture to the soil and permitted a healthy growth of the vegetation. The summer was pretty dry and hot and the production was lower than usual but a high quality one. Manual harvest occurred in the early hours of the day to preserve the integrity of the grapes.
Tasting Note
A rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan.
Food Pairing
Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto.
Technical Data
GRAPES: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 4.8 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: Aged in steel and oak barrels for 12 months
Unique Selling Points
  • A “Super Umbrian” blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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