This easy-drinking, inexpensive ($10.99) Umbrian blend has a lovely breadlike aroma, and tastes of apple with some flowery notes. It’s surprisingly sweet for a Classico.
The blend is composed of 50% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 10% Verdello, and 10% Canaiolo Bianco.
The medieval town of Orvieto has an air of deep antiquity. Its Etruscan past is particularly fascinating. Recent excavations there have uncovered a series of underground pyramidal cavities, full of pottery and inscriptions. Nobody knows their purpose though they are likely to be sanctuaries of the Etruscan gods.