Top 100 wines of Orcia

Discover the top 100 best wines of Orcia of Orcia as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Orcia and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Orcia

The wine region of Orcia is located in the region of Toscane of Italy. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Podere Forte or the Domaine Podere Forte produce mainly wines red, pink and sweet. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Orcia are Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Orcia often reveals types of flavors of cherry, microbio or chocolate and sometimes also flavors of cinnamon, dark fruit or cedar.

In the mouth of Orcia is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins. We currently count 38 estates and châteaux in the of Orcia, producing 71 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Orcia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal.

Discover the grape variety: Ciliegiolo

It is believed to be of Spanish origin. Today it is very present in Tuscany and in many other Italian regions where it is often blended with sangiovese to produce the famous Chianti. According to recent genetic analysis, it is the father of the said sangiovese, its mother being an almost unknown variety called calabrese di Montenuovo. - Synonymy: ciliegino, ciregiuolo or cireguoli, aleatico di spagna (for all the synonyms of the grape varieties, click here!). - Description: medium to large bunches, cylindrical-conical, winged, compact, strong medium-sized stalks with very little lignification; medium-sized, round berries, skin of medium thickness, very bluish-black with sometimes purplish reflections, juicy pulp. - Production potential: buds early in the year, only a few days after Chasselas. It is particularly fond of not too poor hillside soils. Vigorous, productive and regular, it should however be pruned in relation to the fact that its base eyes are not very fertile. Sensitive to wind, mildew, powdery mildew, acid rot and grey rot. Resistant to drought. Ripening 2nd period late. - Wine type/flavours: gives a full and supple wine with soft tannins, rich in alcohol, of a more or less dark ruby colour with in some cases purplish tints. Aromas of cinnamon, cherry, blueberry, spicy notes, plum, fresh grapes, liquorice, tobacco, vanilla, ... .

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Orcia

wines from the region of Orcia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of pasta al forno (baked pasta), leg of lamb with herb stuffing or veal rouelle normande.

News from the vineyard of Orcia

More must-taste wines selected by Decanter’s Regional Editors for DFWE NYC

In the second part of this series, Decanter’s editorial team members highlight the wines they are looking forward to tasting at the upcoming Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC on Saturday 18th June 2022. Tina Gellie – Content Manager and Regional Editor (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa) Burrowing Owl, Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada 2019 In 2016, while on a press trip to British Columbia’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, I had the pleasur ...

Group of winegrowers seeks UNESCO recognition for ungrafted vines

The Francs de Pied (Ungrafted Vines) group, which last met two weeks ago at Pasquet’s Liber Pater winery in the Graves, consists of a growing circle of vignerons who work with ungrafted vineyards planted to native varieties. The list includes Francs de Pied president Loïc Pasquet himself, vice-president Egon Müller (Mosel), and secretary Andrea Polidoro of Cupano (Montalcino) and Contrada Contro (Marche); as well as Gocha Chkhaidze of leading Georgian winery, Askaneli; Thibault Liger-Belair (Bur ...

Andrea Franchetti: Obituary

Andrea Franchetti, one of the most talented and visionary Italian producers, has died at the age of 72 in Rome. In 30 years exactly, he positioned his superTuscan Trinoro among the top Italian references, producing a wine with stylish elegance and outstanding potential for ageing. Franchetti’s Bordeaux blends were without the over-extractions that were on-trend in the 2000s, nor the excess of fruit following phenolic maturity. He followed a precise idea to produce classic wines for the long haul ...