2015 Antinori San Giovanni Orvieto

SKU #1268928 Wine Spectator

 A lithe, mouthwatering white, offering star fruit, pink grapefruit zest and fresh tarragon notes, with a spicy mineral underpinning. Drink now through 2019. (AN)  (4/2017)

K&L Notes

A light straw yellow with greenish highlights in color, the wine shows a fruity nose with notes of citrus fruit, peaches, and pineapples. The structure and the acidity balance one another and the finish and aftertaste are lively and persistent. This Orvieto is a blend of 50% Grechetto, 25% Procanico, 25% Pinot Blanc and Viognier.

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Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/6/2016 | Send Email
While traveling through Umbria this past May we tasted a surprising number of good wines but this one certainly made a lasting impression upon us. By combining Pinot Bianco and Viognier with traditional Orvieto grapes, the Antinori family has crafted a very special wine. Pleasant aromas of lemon oil, minerals and honey are followed by a medium-bodied palate of rich honied fruit. There's a touch of sweetness as well which makes this perfect as an aperitif. However, the wine is also delicious with shrimp, scallops, white fishes, vegetable dishes and lighter fare.

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/1/2016 | Send Email
This Orvieto is a blend of 50% Grechetto, 25% Procanico, 25% Pinot Blanc and Viognier. The latter two gives the wine body and weight, the Procanico (Trebbiano) a bold aromatic character, the Grechetto lifts the aromatics and balances the body and adds some grip, structure and a decisive finish. It feels more like a white Rhone wine but its aromatics are unique. This is a great party sipper, or on the couch with a book and some cheese. Did I mention I LOVE this wine ? Yuummers!!!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
Sub-Region:

Umbria