Wine Tours

Wine Tours

cal3bicc1415BOX-1024x552Gambero Rosso, Italy’s prestigious organisation committed to quality wines, olive oil, restaurants & coffee recently published its ‘Tre Bicchieri’ 2013 awards for wines.  Before detailing their Umbrian selection they had this to say about our Umbrian  wines –

There are many good, even excellent wines, but there is a concern that in the quest for producing quality wines the local identity, originality and personality of the wines may be lost.  They particularly appreciate that traditional vines are being re-introduced – Sagrantino, Ciliegiolo, Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoleto and the Trasimeno Gamay for example and see this as the way forward.

dellatteThey gave special mention also to the wine ‘L’Andrea’ Colli Perugini Rosso 2008 which is produced by The Old winery, Il Castello, Monte Vibiano  which this year won the Award for Sustainable Viticulture  Situated near Mercatello between Castiglione della Valle and Marsciano it is the first vineyard to claim zero CO2 emissions and is committed to sustainable high quality production.

Reproduced below is Gambero Rosso’s ‘Tre Bicchieri’ Umbrian selection –


‘Cervaro Hall’ 2010     produced by Castello della Sala
‘Andrea Colli’Perugini Rosso 2008 produced by The Old Winery Castello Montevibiano
Montefalco Sagrantino 2008 produced by Antonelli San Marco
Montefalco Sagrantino ‘25 Anni‘ 2008 produced by Caprai
Montefalco Sagrantino ‘Field to Cerqua’ 2008 produced by Tabarrini
Montefalco Sagrantino  ‘Colleallodole Antano Miltiades   2009 produced by Larks Hill Farm
Montefalco Sagrantino ‘Well the Cure’ 2009 produced by Villa Mongalli
Orvieto Classico Superiore ‘Bianco di Decugnano’ 2011 produced by Decugnano dei Barbi
Orvieto Classico Superiore ‘Terre Vineate’ 2011 produced by Palazzone
Torgiano Rosso ‘Vigna Monticchio Res’ 2007 produced by Lungarotti


1465232_242694229227955_1329453403_nSo if you want a particularly nice wine to go with your Turkey this Christmas there are several vineyards within easy travelling distance and some delightful wines to choose from –Salute.