In Tuscany's shadow, with very similar climatic and soil conditions. Only the white Orvieto and the red Torgiano have made a name for themselves beyond Umbria's borders.
History, geography and wines
Winegrowing in this fertile region dates back to the Etruscans. Umbria lies to the south-east of Tuscany, and its moderate climate produces fresh wine.
Orvieto, one of Italy's best-known white wines, comes from here. It is vinified dry and medium dry. Other well-known wines include Colli del Trasimeno, Torgiano and Sagrantino.
Red: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Sagrantino.
White: Trebbiano, Malvasia, Verdello
- Vineyard area and production volume: 18 000 hectares, 900 000 hectolitres per year.