Orvieto Classico Superioré, Terre Vineate, 2010


Orvieto Classico Superioré, Terre Vineate

"The 2010 Orvieto Classico Superiore Terre Vineate (Procanico, Grechetto) is a clean, mineral-driven, focused wine of notable pedigree. It shows marvelous energy in its tightly-coiled, bright fruit. " Antonio Galloni

Contains Sulphites.

About Palazzone

The Dubini family bought Il Palazzone Estate back in 1970 and have since been investing heavily in it to produce supreme Orvieto Classico. Unique amongst white Italian wines for its complex blend of fi ve different varietals, it is not a straightforward wine to make due to the different ripening times of each variety. The Dubinis, however, seem to pull it off with consummate ease! The Dubini Bianco is fundamentaly de-classified Orvieto that is tasted before bottling and deemed to be for youthful consumption. The two top cuvées here are the Terre Vineate and Campo del Guardiano. The vineyards are ploughed to allow every drop of water to penetrate deep into the moist clay soils, a green harvest is carried out, grapes are picked by hand and vinification takes place in the modern winery without any use of wood. These are silky, suave Italian whites that betray an envigorating freshness in their youth but develop great complexity with age.

Appellation: Umbria

Umbria is one of the smaller Italian wine making regions, with an annual production a mere third of neighbouring Tuscany. Orvieto is the major DOC for whites, and yet throughout the region a huge variety of red and white wines are produced from a number of different grape varieties.

Grape Blend: Procanico | Grechetto | Malvasia | Drupeggio

The classic Orvieto blend that makes life difficult for growers because the grapes all ripen at different times. The best examples are found on the cool clay east facing slopes of Orvieto Classico, where the wines are enjoyable in their youth with their vibrant fruit, ripe honeydew melon notes and mineral tinges. The best examples, like those of Pallazone, can age surprisingly well.