Cards of Wine

Orvieto (Italy)

Orvieto is a blend of Grechetto and Trebbiano.

It is named after the city Orvieto in Umbria.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Peach
Peach
Basil
Basil
Bitter Almond
Bitter
Almond
Seashell
Seashell

Citrus, Green Apple, Pear, and Peach are typical flavors for Orvieto.

With hints of Basil, Bitter Almond, and Salty Minerals.

Profile

Orvieto is dry, crisp, and moderately acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Pasta
Pasta
Vinegar
Balsamico
Antipasti
Antipasti

Crab
Seafood
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Orvieto is best known as an Aperitif, or as a starter wine for a delicate first course.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti.
Pasta with Pesto.
Lightly Smoked Meat. Ham.
Onion. Garlic. White Pizza.
Seafood Pasta with Lemon.
Pork or Veal with Citric or Acidic Sauces.
Vegetables with Citric or Acidic Sauces.

Cheese:
Hard Cheese.
Lightly Smoked Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Fried Chicken in Lemon Sauce.

French Specialities:
Escabèche (Sardines in Vinegar).

If You Like Orvieto

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 dry white wines.

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!

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:

Sangiovese (22%)
Trebbiano (17%)
Grechetto (13%)