Orvieto Classico 'Tragugnano'

  • Sergio Mottura
  • Lazio, Italy

Method & Production

An Orvieto made with the best grapes of the year from some of Mottura's oldest vineyards. Soft pressing, preventive static purification of must by lowering temperature; deliberately slow fermentation of clean must under controlled temperature. Maturation in stainless steel containers, on fine lees, until end March. Refining in bottle for two months in cave.

Tasting notes

Pale yellow with natural gold highlights. On a first appearance sweet on the nose , warm fragrance of wild mustard flower and vanilla; maturity reveals stronger scents such as mint, sage, thyme and certain resins. Dry but rounded on the palate, mellow, complex and persistent.

Food matching

Tragugnano has a distinct personality, the mellow taste blending well and enhancing flavours. Suitable as an aperitif and goes well with local regional dishes: croutons of tomato and basil, fresh "pecorino" and mozzarella cheese.