Region: Umbria, Tuscany
Umbria is a region of central Italy. It includes Lake Trasimeno and Marmore Falls, and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, culinary delights, artistic legacy, and influence on culture. Umbria is best known for its white wine production. The Orvieto DOC (based on the Trebbiano grape variety) is the region’s largest appellation. Styles of Orveieto can vary from dry (Secco) through to semi-sweet (Amabile) and sweet wines.
Spanning our 250 hectares (600 acres) of vineyards, Lungarotti implement innovative cultivation techniques based on sustainability and respect for the environment. Vine densities are optimized to increase competitiveness between plants, limit the production per vine and guarantee better grape quality.
In the mid-1990’s, the replanting of densities of 4000 to 5000 plants per hectare, depending on the type of terrain and rootstock were selected. The space between rows is 2 to 2.5 metres, while along the rows it is 0.9 to 1 metre.
A DOCG wine since 1990 with retroactive recognition back to the 1983 vintage. Considered one of Italy’s best red wines, it is a profound expression of Umbria. perfect harmony between power and elegance. Sangiovese and Canaiolo from the Monticchio vineyard. An elegant wine with solid structure, deep ruby colour and complex aroma that recalls marasca cherries and blackberries, followed by notes of violet, light mentholated hints and a spicy finish.
A wine of great concentration, fruity and slightly balsamic, it has soft and velvety tannins with a long, lingering finish.
It pairs well with dishes of refined international cuisine, fillet with pepper sauce, pigeon with black truffles, roast beef, Peking duck, aged cheeses.