A Ruffino Vino From Umbria

This is only my second Orvieto Classico.  The first was the Gaetano D’Aquino Orvieto Classico 2012.  I have to say that they have both been quite light.  Which is to say that unless you insist on Chardonnay or a heavier-bodied white wine, the Orvietos seem a real possibility as a warm weather selection.

Winemaker:  Ruffino
Wine:  Orvieto Classico
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  Orvieto DOC, Italy
Price:  $13.99

Notes:  The color of this Umbrian was an extremely pale yellow in the glass.  On the nose I detected scents of grass and citrus.  Acidity was good and slightly effervescent in it’s effect.  Light-bodied with a hint of viscosity, this Orvieto came in at 12% alcohol.  On the palate I found it to be again fairly light and straight-forward.   For me, there were flavors of lemon, pear and grass with just a tinge of chlorine as it neared the denouement.  I think it’s a fine white option for a summer refresher or with a light salad.

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