Cards of Wine

Orvieto (Italy)

Orvieto is a blend of Grechetto and Trebbiano.

It is named after the city Orvieto in the center of Italy.

Flavors

Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Mineral
Minerals

Apple, Pear, and Pech are typical flavors for Orvieto.

Profile

Orvieto is dry, crisp, and moderately acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
8-10C (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.
Seafood Pasta with Lemon.
Pork or Veal with Citric or Acidic Sauces.
Vegetables with Citric or Acidic Sauces.
Lightly Smoked Meats. Ham.

Cheese:
Lightly Smoked Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Fried Chicken in Lemon Sauce.

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!