Orzalume

Grechetto Sauvignon Umbria IGT

Type of soil

The vineyard dedicated to our Orzalume is located at 320 m above sea level and enjoys plenty of sunshine thanks to its south/southwesterly exposure. The soil, an ancient seabed of Pliocene origin, is made up of sand and clay, with a strong presence of shells and fossil corals.

Grape Variety

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 grapes are carefully selected during the harvest, which takes place solely in the Orzalume vineyard, during late September.

Vinification

The grapes are vinified separately according to variety, fermenting first in stainless steel tanks and then in 225-liter French oak barrels. When vinification is complete, the wine is kept on the fine lees for about 5 months, to develop its fragrance and bouquet. Thereafter, the wine is racked, blended, and bottle-aged for 4 months.

Sensory Evaluation

The color is pale yellow with golden reflections, and the nose carries the scent of ripe yellow-fleshed fruit, especially peach and melon, with hints of sweet spices. The immediate freshness summoned by Grechetto gradually yields, in a beautiful wave-like overlapping motion, to the elegance of Sauvignon Blanc. Complex taste of good structure and minerality, ending with a luscious aftertaste of ripe fruit enriched by the oak’s woody tones.

Food pairing

This is a very versatile wine, most heartily suggested next to semi-hard cheese, white lasagna, risotto (especially with curry or truffle), stuffed rabbit, or beef rolls.

Awards

Certificate of excellence – VITAE (Italian Sommelier Association) 2024

Orzalume 2022

Decanter 95/100

Gold medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Orzalume 2019

Silver medal – International Wine Challenge 2019

Orzalume 2017

Certificate of excellence – VITAE (Italian Sommelier Association) 2018

Orzalume 2016

Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Orzalume 2014

Orzalume

Grechetto Sauvignon Umbria IGT

Vinification

The grapes are vinified separately according to variety, fermenting first in stainless steel tanks and then in 225-liter French oak barrels. When vinification is complete, the wine is kept on the fine lees for about 5 months, to develop its fragrance and bouquet. Thereafter, the wine is racked, blended, and bottle-aged for 4 months.

Food pairings

This is a very versatile wine, most heartily suggested next to semi-hard cheese, white lasagna, risotto (especially with curry or truffle), stuffed rabbit, or beef rolls.

Sensorial analysis

The color is pale yellow with golden reflections, and the nose carries the scent of ripe yellow-fleshed fruit, especially peach and melon, with hints of sweet spices. The immediate freshness summoned by Grechetto gradually yields, in a beautiful wave-like overlapping motion, to the elegance of Sauvignon Blanc. Complex taste of good structure and minerality, ending with a luscious aftertaste of ripe fruit enriched by the oak’s woody tones.

Grapes

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 grapes are carefully selected during the harvest, which takes place solely in the Orzalume vineyard, during late September.

Type of soil

The vineyard dedicated to our Orzalume is located at 320 m above sea level and enjoys plenty of sunshine thanks to its south/southwesterly exposure. The soil, an ancient seabed of Pliocene origin, is made up of sand and clay, with a strong presence of shells and fossil corals.

Awards

Certificate of excellence – VITAE (Italian Sommelier Association) 2024

Orzalume 2022

Decanter 95/100

Gold medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Orzalume 2019

Silver medal – International Wine Challenge 2019

Orzalume 2017

Certificate of excellence – VITAE (Italian Sommelier Association) 2018

Orzalume 2016

Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Orzalume 2014
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Orzalume 2022 received the "4 viti",
certificate of excellence from AIS