Orvieto, one of Italy's most beautiful and ancient towns, is situated atop volcanic hills in picturesque Umbria — just over the border from Tuscany. The history of Orvieto wine stretch back almost 3,000 years, and wines from Orvieto have been poetically referred to as 'the sun of Italy in a bottle.' Produced in the traditional method, Ruffino Orvieto Classico DOC respects history, while its easy-drinking style offers a touch of modernity. Its freshness and complexity of aromas are reminiscent of crisp, cool mornings in Italy.
Ruffino Orvieto's bouquet is distinctive; fruity and flowery with hints of fresh picked meadow flowers, citrus fruits, golden apple, finishing with a mineral touch. This wine's smooth, refreshing flavors balance beautifully with its structure and acidity. Orvieto also offers a unique mineral character that comes from the chalky limestone soil called tufa. The finish is long and fragrant, with hints of almond.
Serve Ruffino Orvieto Classico as an aperitif. Or you can pair it with a wide variety of dishes including crostini topped by roasted tomatoes drizzled with olive oil; basic soups such as cold summer squash puree with a light truffle oil infusion; grilled fish with olive oil and rosemary; and mild cheeses such as mozzarella. (from the vintner)
CountryItalyRegion/StateUmbriaSub-RegionOrvietoTypeWhiteVintage2016Alcohol14%GrapeGrechetto 40%, Procanico 20%, other white varietals (Verdello, Canaiolo Bianco) 40%