2014 Antonelli Trebbiano Spoletino

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Umbria, Italy

A very mountainous and landlocked central province of great beauty and fine gastronomy, Umbria and her wines should be far better known. Orvieto is the sole wine of fame which is struggling to recapture the quality and glory it used to have. More interesting are the wines from Montefalco, with reds made from the powerful and tannic sagrantino, often tempered by sangiovese. Whites are made from the full yet crisp grechetto and the interesting trebbiano spoletino, often with some oak. Deep lemon with gold tints, the nose is fruity and floral with blossom, nectarine, citrus and oak spice. Rich and broad-textured, it has fine balancing acidity and great length. Not unlike fine white Bordeaux!