UMBRIA GRECHETTO – THE MOST TYPICAL WHITE WINE OF UMBRIA

UMBRIA GRECHETTO – THE MOST TYPICAL WHITE WINE OF UMBRIA

To the origins of taste 0 Comments  mar 29, 2019

The origins of Grechetto

Grechetto is one of the most widespread vines in different regions of central and southern Italy, such as Umbria, Tuscany, and Marche, which include its different varieties.

Each Grechetto variety has the Hellenic origins in common. Born in Greece, the vine was imported into southern Italy by the colonists from Magna Graecia.

The subject of our article is specifically Umbria Grechetto, a white wine strongly characterized by the bond with its adopted land – Umbria.

 

Due calici di vino bianco Grechetto


Why enjoy it?

 

Currently, the vines must belong to the administrative territory of the provinces of Perugia and Terni to be considered a true Umbria Grechetto I.G.T., as stated in the relevant Protocol.

At least 85% of the grapes must be of the Grechetto variety in order for the wine to be considered a true Umbria Grechetto, so as to maintain its strong characteristics as ad hoc Mediterranean wine:

- still white wine, full-bodied and with a round and fresh flavour;

- floral notes of canned fruit and citrus characterize its aroma;

- perfect to drink by the glass and as an aperitif, it refreshes and releases a good savour;

- easy to pair with fish dishes (especially with codfish), fried food, soups, white meats (like rabbit), and cheeses.

 

Calice di vino bianco Grechetto abbinato a un piatto di crostacei e pane


Montioni Grechetto

Umbria Grechetto IGT produced by Montioni is made using only 100% native Grechetto grapes that are grown in the vineyards of our Azienda Agricola located on the hills of Montefalco (PG).

Thanks to its flavour and its fresh and aromatic scent, over the years it has been awarded the following prizes: Bibenda, Veronelli, and Wine Spectator.

 

Taste Montioni Umbria Grechetto IGT!