||40% Grechetto, 40% Trebbiano Toscano, 5% Malvasia, 15% Verdello
||The DOC ORVIETO was recognized in 1971 and in the last forty years has seen incredible growth both quantitative and qualitative: Orvieto is one of the best known Italian white wines in the world and represents alone about three quarters of production of wine DOC Umbria. The DOC area is divided into Orvieto Classico, which represents the area around the rock of tuff on which lies the town of Orvieto and the surrounding area, and Orvieto, which completes the north and south. The geological components of the territory - of volcanic origin - together with the favorable and unique microclimate that distinguishes the valleys of Paglia and lower Tiber, are the basis of oenological fortune which from time immemorial are at one with the city. Not by chance, in fact, Orvieto is one of the few cities in the world whose name coincides with that of its territory wine.
||We can define the 2012 vintage as the drought of recent years. After a very cold winter and no rain, except for a heavy snowfall in February, there were no particularly significant rainfalls. During the spring, the budding and was favored by mild temperatures, except for a couple of days over the Easter period, when low temperatures have raised concerns about the risk of frost. From June onwards, all summer was marked, unusually, by very high temperatures and the total absence of rain. These adverse climatic conditions showed a decline in production due to the shortage of water especially in areas where drip irrigation is not possible. The dry climate, however, has led to a minimal use of treatments against diseases of the screw and, consequently, there has been a production with less environmental impact. At the end of August, a summer storm with its 12 mm of rain has refreshed the air and allowed the later varieties, typical of the zone of Orvieto, to mature properly and preserve the freshness and aroma.
||Price Antinori Santa Cristina Campogrande 2017 € 7.69