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Grechetto is a white grape variety (presumably of Greek origin) that is widely planted in central Italy, but especially in Umbria. Mostly used as an ingredient in Orvieto, it is now also very often made as a varietal wine full of character.
Dark straw yellow color.Intense and forward nose with almond and mineral notes Sense-warming and harmonious tasting experience dovetails perfectly into the aftertaste sensations released by the terroir
"This wine's fresh floral nectarine flavors do exactly what grechetto should, presenting light fleshiness in a brisk white. A touch of fruit-skin bitterness in the end will match with a calamari steak"
Wine & Spirits
"Argillae's 2011 Grechetto impresses for its vibrant fruit and sheer personality. Sweet, floral-infused white peaches and crushed rocks seem to jump from the glass in this beautiful, delineated Umbrian white. All the elements are in place for the 2011 to drink well for the next few years. I very much like the sense of energy and salinity here.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Umbria is Italy's only region that is entirely surrounded by Italy. Tuscany is Umbria's neighbor to
the northwest, and Rome is a 2-hour drive southwest from Umbria's southern border. The region's
eastern border is entirely occupied by Abruzzo. Winewise Umbria shares many of its grape varieties
with Tuscany (Sangiovese, for example). Umbria"s main acclaim to wine fame is that it...Read More About Argillae
Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria
Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...Read More About Other Italian
Other White Wine
While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about...
Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain,
Rias Baixas (in Galacia),
this grape is loved by almost
all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is
aromatically intense...Read More About Other White Wine
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