Located in central Italy, Umbria is one of the most attractive regions of Italy: a region of gentle landscape, lush rolling hills, beautiful lakes, hilltop villages, historic towns and of course many vineyards. A large number of different grape varieties thrive on the diverse soil types of this wonderful landscape.
Umbria is best known for its white wine production and the Orvieto DOC (based on the Trebbiano grape variety) remains the region's largest appellation. Grechetto, a native grape of Umbria, is another important white berried grape variety. It is widespread throughout the region and with it is produced both pure whites and blended wines (for example with Chardonnay).
Particularly noble red wines are produced from Sagrantino grape variety, the Sagrantino di Montefalco. The volcanic soil in the warmer areas produces this excellent spicy-rich and long-lived red wines. A dark, powerful, alcohol and full-bodied red wine.