Castiglione in Teverina. Orvieto DOC wine

Castiglione in Teverina. Orvieto DOC wine

Castiglione in Teverina is a medieval town at the border between Lazio and Umbria and is part pf the production area of the famous white wine Orvieto DOC, from the name of the enchanting city of Orvieto.

Orvieto DOC is produces using Grechetto and Trebbiano Toscano grapes, locally called Procanico. Its color is straw yellow and has a unique smell of peach.

The wine has several dry versions and a particular botrytized (muffato) wine production.

The origin of Orvieto grape growing is lost in history, and the landscape is characterized by rows of vines.

The past is told by paintings of the Etruscan tombs of the fourth century BC.

The frescoes in the Golini tomb reproduce the preparatory stages of the Etruscan banquet with the slaughtering of meat, the placing of drinks and foods and among the fruit we find a bunch of grapes.

Written by:
Benedicta Lee

Born in Rome from an Italian mother and American father, she works as a freelance communications manager and designer in the tourism sector, a career and interest which she is pursuing with a...

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