29 Sep '13, 12am

5 wines to taste in Umbria

Winemaking in Umbria has always competed with olive oil production and grain cultivation. Centuries ago, the grapevines were not laid out in the neat, regular vineyards we see today, instead, they were interspersed among trees such as maple, elm, and even olive. The trees acted as natural trellises, raising the grapes off the ground so they could ripen without rotting. As recently as the 1970s, wine production in Umbria was basically a farmhouse operation making wines for local consumption. Today, a few of these family producers have transformed themselves embracing modern production methods and controls, and are now producing high quality wines worthy of international attention.

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