The green heart of Italy
Umbria: beyond Sagrantino
The “green heart” of Italy, Umbria borders Lazio to the south, Tuscany to the west, and Marche to the north and northeast. The only region within Peninsular Italy without an access to the sea, rolling hills against the backdrop of the verdant Apennines define its landscape. Hence the above-mentioned nickname.
The native region of Saint Francis and Saint Benedict, Umbria is a treasure trove of artistic and architectural beauties. Rich gastronomy and wine production are another reflection of its vast cultural heritage.
Viticulture in Umbria has a long history dating back to Roman times. The region offers a mixed bag of whites and red wines, generally reflecting its continental climate – with cold winters and hot and dry summer days alternated to cooler nights – through a mix of good palate structure and refreshing acidity.