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.
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.