Orvieto Classico DOC 2016

Orvieto Classico is one of the best known white wines from Central Italy. Its long history begins with the Etruscans and continues in the Middle Ages when it was a Papal favorite.  It is a classic Italian white, made from native varietals - 40% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 20% Malvasia, and 10% Verdello - grown in vineyards surrounding the historic hilltop town of Orvieto. To preserve its hallmark freshness, it is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow in color, elegant and intense aromas of Mediterranean flowers complement undertones of citrus fruits and apples. On the palate, it is fresh and full with good acidity balancing a long, pleasing finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with Asian citrus salads, Gremolata sauces, lightly-seared bay scallops, or migas.

Production Info
Vineyard size
73 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
594-891 feet
Vines/acre
1,200
Yield/acre
3.4 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1980s, 1992
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1988
Bottles produced of this wine
230,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
40% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 20% Malvasia, 10% Verdello
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
12 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
19 days
Fermentation temperature
53.6-60.8 °F
Maceration technique
Battonage and Cold Soak Maceration
Maceration length
<1
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2-3 months
Size of aging container
30 L
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
3 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L
Dry extract
21 g/L

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