Orvieto Classico Superiore "Castagnolo", Barberani
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Orvieto Classico Superiore "Castagnolo", Barberani - 2018

Item # 12270 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A white wine from Umbria in central Italy. This is dry, with notes of yellow plums and white flowers and a touch of spice on the finish. Enjoy it with a chill and sit back and relax.


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Staff Pick Notes

Since the 1960's the Barberani family has been producing wines in the region of Umbria, gaining more vineyards and raising the bar on quality. This bottle is a calling card for the brothers Bernardo and Nicolo as it shows the commitment to achieving top results! They are also working biodynamically for harmony with nature. The blend of white grapes is composed of classic ones like Grechetto, Procanico, Malvalsia, Drupeggio, and Verdello. However, they are adding some Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in this vintage. I think it may contribute to a familiar feel to our palates here in the states while remaining traditional. Fragrant, smooth, intense fresh fruit are some of the things that come to mind while smelling and sipping this little gem! I'm hooked on this everyday wine!

- SCB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Umbria

This rugged inland province is famous not only for its wines but also the fine Umbrian truffles that are harvested here each year. Umbrian winemakers have worked tirelessly for the preservation of one of Italy’s least-known noble grapes, Sagrantino. Responsible for the eponymous Sagrantino di Montefalco as well as being a component of Rosso di Montefalco, Sagrantino has the power and structure of...

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