Argillae Grechetto 2011
Other White Wine from Italy
Grechetto is a white grape variety (presumably of Greek origin) that is widely planted in central Italy, but especially in Umbria. Mostly used as an ingredient in Orvieto, it is now also very often made as a varietal wine full of character.
Dark straw yellow color.Intense and forward nose with almond and mineral notes Sense-warming and harmonious tasting experience dovetails perfectly into the aftertaste sensations released by the terroir
Argillae's 2011 Grechetto impresses for its vibrant fruit and sheer personality. Sweet, floral-infused white peaches and crushed rocks seem to jump from the glass in this beautiful, delineated Umbrian white. All the elements are in place for the 2011 to drink well for the next few years. I very much like the sense of energy and salinity here.
This wine's fresh floral nectarine flavors do exactly what grechetto should, presenting light fleshiness in a brisk white. A touch of fruit-skin bitterness in the end will match with a calamari steak
Umbria is Italy's only region that is entirely surrounded by Italy. Tuscany is Umbria's neighbor to
the northwest, and Rome is a 2-hour drive southwest from Umbria's southern border. The region's
eastern border is entirely occupied by Abruzzo. Winewise Umbria shares many of its grape varieties
with Tuscany (Sangiovese, for example). Umbria’s main acclaim to wine fame is that it is the
home of the historic hilltop town, Orvieto, and the white wine of the same name. Umbria is
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