Italy | Umbria
The Umbria wine region is located in central Italy, at the very heart of the Italian peninsula. Hemmed in by neighbouring Tuscany, Lazio and the Marche, it is the only Italian wine region that has neither a coastline or international border. Often called Italy's "green heart" it is renowned for its iconic medieval hilltop towns (including Assisi, Orvieto and Montefalco), dense forests, lush rolling hills and local cuisine that includes foraged truffles.
Whilst Umbria is best known for its white wine production - Orvieto DOC accounts for 80% of the regions overall wine production - the regions only two DOCGs are for red wines, of which Montefalco Sagrantino is the stand-out performer.