Wine and oil

Vini Doc e Docg Colli Altotiberini


The wide expanse of this area, which embraces several important towns such as Città di Castello, Umbertide and Gubbio, takes its name from the hilly area traversed by the River Tiber.  Back in the 16th century, the philosopher Andrea Bacci penned this description of the area: "on both sides (...) are rich and beautiful pastures from which gently-rolling hills rise up, partly covered by long rows of olive trees and partly by lovingly-tended vineyards".

The Upper Tiber Valley has always been an important destination for travellers moving from north to south. The gastronomic traditions of this area are closely linked to the riches of the land, here more than elsewhere. Herbs, vegetables, legumes, mushrooms and meat ... the variety and seasonality of the local produce is infinite.  Wine has always been an important part of the local culinary tradition, and the grapes typically grown in this zone include the Grechetto, Trebbiano and Sangiovese. Over the last two decades they have been joined by various international varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.