Tenuta di Salviano was purchased by the Principe Corsini family in the late 17th century. The property 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. 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.

89 Points
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
Each variety is harvested separately. As a whole though, the harvest will occur between the second and third week of September. This is only a few days behind the average harvest date for these varieties.
Tasting Note
A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Ruby in color with aromas of black fruit, wild berries, bay leaf and black pepper. Smooth on the palate with a medium body and a pleasant freshness, and soft tannins.
Food Pairing
A soft, easy drinking red that pairs well with pizza and pasta dishes. Also with red meats like a grilled steak and pork.
Technical Data
GRAPES: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Lago di Corbara DOC
PH: 3.65
ABV: 14%
AGING: Cement for 12 to 14 months
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes, around 7 to 10 days
Unique Selling Points
  • 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
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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