||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.
||Second week of the month of September.
||The Procanico and Grechetto grapes were picked separately and were then given a soft an delicate destemming and pressing. The resulting must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10°) to assist a natural static settling of impurities and then went into stainless steel tanks, where it fermented at a temperature held to a maximum of 64° Fahrenheit (18° centigrade).
||The wine was then held in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit. The preparation of the wine in small lots prior to bottling maintained a notable freshness and fragrance.
||Price Antinori Santa Cristina Campogrande 2018 € 6.83