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Umbria

Orvieto DOC Classico Amabile

A straw yellow in color, the wine offers intense aromas with the fruity notes of Golden Delicious apples and bananas typical of Procanico and Grechetto grapes. It is lightly sweet on the palate, and its delicate freshness adds additional drinking pleasure to the wine.

10°
Alcohol by volume: 10% vol.
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Typical white Tuscan and Umbrian grape varieties

Climate

2015

The climate of the 2016 vintage was initially characterized by temperatures above seasonal averages and by scarce rainfall. The abundant rainfall of February and March, instead, allowed reserves of ground water in the soil to be replenished before a cool spring during which bud burst and flowering took place slightly earlier than unusual.

Early summer was somewhat rainy for the season, and temperatures were low as well, leading to a slight slowdown in the growth and development of the vines. In late June, instead, a warm summer with useful temperature swings between daytime heat and evening and nighttime coolness, began, a fundamental element for the quality of the 2016 vintage.

Good weather in September and October aided an excellent ripening of the grapes and led to the production of fresh and fragrant wines.

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Climate
It was initially characterized by temperatures above seasonal averages and by scarce rainfall
2016

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Harvest
Good weather in September and October aided an excellent ripening of the grapes
2016

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Winemaking
The wine with residual sugar was filtered and kept at a low temperature until bottling

Winemaking

The Procanico and Grechetto grapes were given a soft destemming and pressing. The must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) in order to assist a natural static settling of impurities. After racking, the must went into stainless steel fermenting tanks where it fermented at temperatures held to a maximum of 64° Fahrenheit (18° centigrade). The fermentation was halted by a sudden chilling of the must down to as low as 32° Fahrenheit (0° centigrade) in order to leave a certain quantity of residual sugar in the finished wine. The wine with its sugars was then filtered and conserved at low temperatures before bottling.

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History

The “classic” Santa Cristina, first produced in 1946, has found its “home” in the Santa Cristina cellars in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, 60 years after its birth. Since the 2009 vintage, the line has filled out with a Santa Cristina white wine and a Santa Cristina rosé. The attention, first in the vineyard and subsequently in the cellar, has turned Santa Cristina into a reference point both for wine professionals and for a larger public as well.