Vini Doc e Docg Colli Perugini
Perugia, the chief city of Umbria, overlooks the surrounding valleys from its hilltop location. Founded by the Etruscans, it became a Roman town before succumbing to various conquests. Established as a municipality in 1139, at that time Perugia began to extend its sphere of influence and continued to expand until the middle of the 14th century. Formerly part of the Papal States, it became part of Italian national territory in 1860. The rich and varied history of Perugia conceals a remarkable artistic and cultural legacy.
The 'Colli Perugini' denomination of origin covers the southernmost part of the municipality of Perugia, and some of the surrounding localities. Historically, this has always been a wine-growing area, and the grape varieties include the Grechetto, the Trebbiano (also famous for the production of Vin Santo) and the Sangiovese. Over the last two decades they have been joined by various international varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.