This straw-colored wine from Italy opens with a honeydew melon and green apple bouquet with hints of crushed seashell and lemon. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, bright, and fresh. The flavor profile is a tasty lemon verbena and green apple blend with notes of green tea, chalky minerality and honeydew melon. I also detected some hints of white pepper, almonds, and saline. The finish is dry, and its acidity and flavors are nicely prolonged.
A delicate bouquet of young peach and wet stone is nicely contracted by hints of sour citrus as the 2019 Orvieto Classico Superiore opens up in the glass. Ripe orchard fruits give way to a perfumed display of honeyed inner florals toward the close.
Silky and bright, a totally charming wine from an appellation that is all too rarely seen these days; a blend of four varieties grown in vineyards surrounding Umbria’s most beautiful city; tangy, bright and fresh; balanced and long.