Barberani makes some of the best dessert wines in central Italy and Calcaia shows this proud winemaking tradition very clearly. A result of noble rot, this sweet blend of Grechetto, Trebbiano and Sauvignon Blanc opens with delicate floral notes backed by citrus blossom, white almond and honey.
One of the best dessert wines from central Italy, this is marked by muffa nobile, or “noble rot.” It’s opulent and dense, with golden apricot, honey and a delicate veil of muskiness.
This is a truly delicious and exciting dessert wine made from botrytisized grapes that are blanketed with fog on the banks of the Tiber River in Umbria. The wine's intensity, peach, honey and almond aromas are simply outstanding. Instead of pairing this with dessert, try it with goat cheese or foie gras.
This extremely elegant sweet wine from Umbria has a distinctive element to its nose that recalls honey tea and dried spring flowers that is achieved thanks to naturally occurring noble rot. The wine tastes creamy and luscious and has long-lasting sweetness with honey and lemon meringue flavors.
An opulent, honey-rich dessert wine that is sticky and chewy in the mouth with apricot jam, raisin, toasted almond and a long and satisfying finish. Morning fogs in the fall months create the perfect conditions for muffa nobile, or noble rot, that produces densely concentrated flavors.
Here’s a thick and sweet-smelling Orvieto Classico Superiore (a blend of Grechetto, Procanico and a small part of Chardonnay) that sports a deep golden color and opulent aromas of butterscotch, honey, apricot, exotic fruit and toasted nut. The wine is extremely soft and succulent in the mouth with long-lasting flavors of apricot and almond.
This maybe the nicest Orvieto white on the market today. Named after the estate’s founders, this is enhanced with a tiny percentage of Grechetto Muffa Nobile (botrytized sweet wine) for extra softness and density. The effect is superb, offering loads of honey and stone fruit intensity.