Away from the crowds of Tuscany, Umbria offers a quieter side of Italy. It is known as the ‘green heart’ of Italy and is the only Italian region without a coastal border, being enclosed by the Marche, Tuscany and Lazio.
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Annual production: 644,000hL
Hectares under vine: 12,400ha
Key varieties: Sangiovese (22%), Trebbiano (17%), Grechetto (13%) and Sagrantino (6%)
Producers to know Antinori, Lungarotti, Tabbarini, Pardi, Antonelli, Arnaldo-Caprai, Tenuta Bellafonte, Bocale, Scacciadiavoli, Barberani Decugnano dei Barbi, Tenute Lunelli, Enrico Neri, Alessandro Leoni.