ITALIAN WINE CLUB

SEPTEMBER 2020

Umbria is such a small and very unique region in Italy simply due to its location. It’s the only region that is completely locked in by other regions; no borders with other countries and not a stitch of coastline. It’s also right smack dab in the middle of the Apennine Mountains which provides the more notable cities with some of the more dramatic landscapes… which is saying a lot when referring to Italy. 

Both culturally and viticulturally speaking, Umbria has long been influenced greatly by neighboring Tuscany. The downside to this would be the widespread trend of replanting to international varieties like Cab, Merlot, Chardonnay etc… Umbria also produces more olive oil than wine, so the identity of their wines on the whole has never truly been a focus. They can claim Sagrantino as their One Big Heavyweight of a grape and their history of success with Sangiovese has more than proven the level of quality yet to discover. But the potential for the future for Umbria is to form a more unique viticultural personality, with the hope that other native grapes, like Grechetto and Ciliegiolo, also begin to shine through.  

 

SEPTEMBER ITALIAN WINE  2020 PDF 

WINE #1: ROCCAFIORE

Grechetto I Umbria Italy 2018 I Organic
RE-ORDER $18

WINE #2: LEONARDO BUSSOLETTI ‘05035’ CILIEGIOLO DI NARNI

Ciliegiolo I Umbria, Italy 2018 I Organic
RE-ORDER $21

WINE #3: MILZIADE ANTANO MONTEFALCO ROSSO

Sangiovese + Sagrantino + Merlot Montefalco I Umbria, Italy 2018
RE-ORDER $24

WINE #4: FONGOLI SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO

Sagrantino Montefalco I Umbria, Italy 2012 I Organic and Biodynamic
RE-ORDER $34
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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