Wine Tours The Sweet Life Umbria DVD Vision Films
Umbria has been untouched by large-scale tourism. Etruscans and Romans made wine in this fertile region 2,500 years ago. Innumerable artists have lived here enriching its piazzas with architectural jewels and frescoed its churches and palaces with dazzling masterpieces. Food ingredients and preparation have remained traditional. Since ancient times there have been 3 wine routes: we travel the Cantico route from Perugia to Todi, then South on the Etruscan-Roman route around Orvieto and the Sagrantino router in the Montefalco area. The wines are from vines indigenous to Umbria like Sagrantino and Grechetto. Olive oil, lamb, durum wheat pasta and lentils are protected by IGP. Unsalted bread, GÇ£casereccioGÇ¥, is still baked in wooden ovens. This is GÇ£essentialGÇ¥ cooking where everything is balanced beautifully and all the flavors are brought out to sing together with their wines to a perfect pitch, in one of the most magical settings in the world.