Muffa Nobile

Orvieto Classico Superiore doc

Orvieto is one of the very rare areas in Italy suited to the production of botrytized sweet wines.Indeed the the city has been famous for its sweet wines since the days of the Etruscans.
Vineyards covered by morning mists are the most favorable to develop the Botrytis Cinerea mold which enables us to make Muffa Nobile.
When the conditions are right usually towards the end of October, we meticulously to insure the perfect condition of the Botrytis tainted grapes.

Vineyard

select estate vineyards.

Appellation

Orvieto Classico Superiore D.O.C. 

Terrain

Sedimentary clay.

Exposure North Northwest

Hilly. 220 mt above sea level.

Grape varieties

Grechetto 50%

Sauvignon Blanc 40%

Procanico 10%

Harvest

End of October until mid November.

Fermentation

Pressing of the grapes affected by botrytis.

Fermented in a small barrels.

Ageing

In bottles for 8 months.

First year of production

1994

Tasting note

This is a wine of a warm, gold color. It has an intriguing nose of candied married to the unmistakeable mark of
good mould. On the palate the sensation is rich, sweet, long and silky with notes reminiscent of apricots and honey.

Serving Suggestion

Piquant and pungent cheeses, with which to show off its precious richness.

Awards
Year 2019
  • 92 POINTS – VINOUS ANTONIO GALLONI
Annata 2016
  • 94 POINTS – ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE 2019
Year 2015
  • GUIDA BIBENDA 2017 – 5 GRAPPOLI
  • 3EST! – DELLA GUIDA “LA TUSCIA DEL VINO”
Year 2003
  • GUIDO TOMMASI EDITORE 2002 – TRA I 300 MIGLIORI VINI D’ITALIA
Year 1999
  • DUEMILAVINI AIS 2000– 5 GRAPPOLI