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Bigi Orvieto Classico

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Bigi Orvieto Classico 750ML    
Sku: 22827

Bigi was founded by Luigi Bigi in 1880. Today it is the leading winery in Orvieto. Located just beneath the lofty walls of ancient Orvieto, Bigi is one of Italy's busiest cellars. The winery and cellars, redesigned and modernized by renowned oenologist Giacomo Tachis, draw thousands of visitors each year. Bigi is the leading brand of Orvieto with a thirty percent share of the total output of the zone. Equally important is the outstanding vineyard work done by Bigi. They own or manage almost 200 hectares (nearly 500 acres), notably Torricella, Orzalume, Viavalle and Il Poggio. Bigi thus controls the quality of its wines from vine to bottle under the direction of dynamic enologist Francesco Bardi, who is considered one of Umbria's most innovative winemakers.

Bigi Orvieto Classico Secco Orvieto is Umbria's most famous wine. Because of its popularity with the Vatican elite, Orvieto has always been called the "Wine of Popes". Legend holds that Bernardino di Betto, the Italian painter nicknamed Il Pinturicchio, had an unlimited supply of the wine while he created the Frescoes of the Cathedral of Orvieto. In 1931, the Italian Government established a Classico zone for the central and best areas of Orvieto. Those areas are the source of the grapes for Bigi's Orvieto Classico. Vinification is very careful and modern. State of the art equipment is used for soft pressing, followed by cold fermentation of the free run juice.

Tasting notes
Floral aromas of hawthorn blossom and musk fill thenose, followed by subtle hints of almonds. On the palate, it is dry and full-bodied with a fresh flavor. The finish is distinct but attractive with notes of white peaches and bitter almonds.

Wine maker notes
The signature wine of Orvieto, this wine offers a floral bouquet of hawthorn blossom with hints of musk and almond. Dry and full-bodied on the palate, Bigi Orvieto Classico has a lively flavor with a unique aftertaste of white peaches and bitter almonds. Produced from hillside vineyards in the Classic DOC appellation, fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is the perfect complement to seafood.

Technical notes
50% Trebbiano, 20% Grechetto, 10% Drupeggio, 10% Malvasia, 10% Verdello

Country: Italy
Region: Umbria
Sub-Region: Orvieto
Grape Varietal: White Italian Blend
Type: Still wine
 
Our Price $8.99
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Case Price $107.88
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