Orvieto is one of the most famous Italian wines, not in Italy alone, but all around the world. It is also one of the most ancient wines that we know of, with traces of production dating back to the Roman age, especially by the Etruscan population.
This sweet wine was already appreciated by noble Roman families, but it was during the middle ages, when the city of Orvieto became one of the many papal properties, that this wine variety started to become popular amongst another wealthy category of people, Popes.
The golden abboccato (a specific term in the wine lingo that indicates the sweetness of the said wine, ranging from medium sweet to medium dry) was renamed the ‘the Pope’s Wine’ for that reason and later on it has also been defined “Il sole d’Italia in bottiglia” (Italian sun in a bottle) by Giovanni D’Annunzio (famous Italian author and poet) himself.
As time passes Orvieto wines have adapted to the changing of trends and have acquired the characteristics of dry wines with a unique clean crisp peachy flavour, with occasional hints of white flowers and green and golden apples.
OUR WINE LIST
Ovieto Amabile – Cantine San Marco – Frascati – £17.50
PAIR IT WITH :
This versatile wine is a perfect match to seasoned cheese, fish based dishes and soup. It is great on its own so it could be a perfect choice for an aperitivo or a glass at the end of the meal.
Here’s a few suggestions directly from our menu:
If you’re having a fish based meal we suggest Sauté di Cozze e Vongole, Spiedini di Pesce or Gamberoni all’aglio as a starter. Moving on to the main course, this wine will be a great match with any dish from “IL MARE” section for Pasta dishes or “IL PESCE” section for other mains, especially good with Pappardelle Tonno e Cozze, Paccheri alle Vongole, Tonno alla Griglia (grilled tuna fillet) or Zuppa di Pesce (rustic mixed seafood soup).
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