Italy's vineyards are home to more than 2000 grape varieties, many of which are on the brink of extinction. The safest and best-known Italian grapes are Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and Pinot Grigio (although technically the latter is more French than Italian). These varieties cover many thousands of acres of vineyard, and can be found in various regions.
What we offer is a selection of wines produced by precious wineries whose philosophy is care of their land and love for grapes. The result is unexpected wines that we strongly recommend.
Castello di Corbara
Situated in the heart of Umbria, the estate Castello di Corbara has re-discovered its historical location together with its traditons. The winery “Castello di Corbara” is located between Orvieto and Todi and overlooks the lake of Corbara. With a territory of over 1000 hectares between 100 and 350 mt a.s.l the estate grows a vast variety of grape vines thanks not only to its position but also to the different types of terroir, essential key factors that contribute to the production of genuine high quality wines. Undoubtedly one of the principal objectives which the estate aims at is to re-evaluate the autochthonous species of grapes that have been growing here for over a century, by launching on the market wines intimately linked to their territory of origin.
Among the reds, (the estate is entirely located in the DOC Lago di Corbara area) the estate has decided to promote the production of the Sangiovese and the Montepulciano. Also the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varieties have given excellent results, as they have always been grown on the lands of the estate.
A family estate, with a great wine-growing tradition, rooted in history and perfected on the hills of Pressano. Over the years, they have converted all their vineyards to organic farming and more recently have started introducing biodynamic principles to our work this has been a journey of constant growth driven by a deep understanding of their land and by their daily commitment in the vineyards.
Behind every decision, there is their awareness that a healthy and strong vine, with a deep and well-developed root system in an aerated and live soil, produces grapes that are the utmost expression of a specific vineyard and year. Here they mainly grow white grape varieties such as Nosiola, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon as well as a single red grape variety, Lagrein.
The common characteristics of the wines originating in this area are their structure, marked and well-defined, as well as their distinct sapidity, evident persistence and their great aging potential.