Grechetto Sauvignon Umbria IGT




Orzalume is a unique combination of Grechetto, the very soul of local white wine tradition, with the fragrant charm of an international variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

The soil, an ancient seabed of Pliocene origin, is made up of sand and clay, with a strong presence of shells and fossil corals. The characteristics of the soil and the excellent exposure to sunlight make this vineyard the perfect context to nurture maximum expression of the aromas of the grapes, creating a nectar of great freshness and elegance.

Production areaHilly slopes at 320 m above sea level, with south/southwesterly exposure.

Name of the vineyardOrzalume

Grape variety70% Grechetto, 30% Sauvignon Blanc.

Type of soil The soil is an ancient Pliocene seabed, made of sand and clay and rich in seashells and fossil coral.

Training SystemSpurred cordon with 8/10 buds.

Yield per hectareMax 8000 kg.

HarvestMid- to late September.

Vinification The grapes are vinified in steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 15° to 18°C.

Ageing and maturationAfter vinification, the wine is transferred into small casks, where it undergoes the first (alcoholic) and second (malolactic) fermentation. Within the casks, the wine is kept on lees for about 5 months, to fully develop its flavour and structure thanks to yeast lysis. Finally, the wine is blended and bottle-aged for 4 months.

ColourBright straw yellow with golden highlights.

NoseScent of ripe yellow-fleshed fruit, especially peach and melon, with hints of sweet spices.

TasteComplex taste of good structure and minerality. The immediate freshness summoned by Grechetto gradually yields, in a beautiful wave-like overlapping motion, to the elegance of Sauvignon Blanc, ending with a luscious aftertaste of ripe fruit enriched by the oak’s woody tones.

Food pairing Semi-hard cheese, white lasagna, risotto (especially with curry or truffle), stuffed rabbit, beef rolls.

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