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Grechetto (Italy)

Grechetto is a white wine from Central Italy made with Grechetto Gentile grapes.

The main region is Umbria.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
White
Peach

Flowers
White
Flowers
Bitter Almond
Bitter
Almond
Nuts
Nuts
Seashell
Seashell

Typical Grechetto flavors are Citrus, Apple, Pear, and Peach.

Hints of White Flowers, Herbs, Almonds, and Salty Minerals.

Profile

Grechetto is fruity, floral and acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing

Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Antipasti
Antipasti
Pasta
Pasta
Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Chicken
White
Meat
Soft Cheese
Soft
Cheese

Grechetto is great as Aperitif, with Starters, Vegetables and Seafood.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Sandwiches. Focaccia.
Green Salads. Asparagus. Avocado. Artichokes.
Onion Soup. Gazpacho. Ribollita Toscana (Beans Soup).
Ham and Melon. Egg Dishes. Omelette.
Grilled and Fried Fish. Seafood.
Smoked Salmon. Baccalà. Bacalao.
White Meats. Fowl. Oca Arrosto (Roasted Goose). Rabbit.

Cheese:
Soft and Fresh Cheeses.
Brie. Camembert. Washed-Rind. Robiola.

If You Like Grechetto

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Grechetto

Grechetto is often blended with Malvasia, Chardonnay, Verdello and Trebbiano.

Grechetto is the principal grape in Orvieto wines, together with Trebbiano.

The name Grechetto means from Greece but the DNA tests relate the Grechetto grapes to Pignoletto and Ribolla wines from Emilia Romagna.

Grechetto wines are typically dry, medium bodied whites. Vin Santo dell`Umbria is an exception: it is a sweet dessert wine produced with dried Grechetto grapes.

Grechetto Gentile grapes are cultivated in Central Italy: Umbria, Toscana, Lazio, Abruzzo and Emilia Romagna.

Umbria

Umbria is located in the center of Italy. The Capital is Perugia.

Red Wines:

Montefalco
Sangiovese
Sagrantino

White Wines:

Orvieto
Trebbiano
Grechetto

Primary Grapes:

22% Sangiovese
17% Trebbiano
13% Grechetto

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