Les vins et l’huile

Grechetto di Todi


The Grechetto from Todi is an ancient autochthone grape of the territory, already mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia.

The author described a particular kind of grape with a characteristic bitter aftertaste, typical of Todi.

Since 2003 it has been considered genetically as unique and different from the Orvieto’s Grechetto. Even if different, both have however some similar identifying traits deriving from the common belonging to the wide family of Greeks.

The Grechetto is produced with the Todi DOC certification, that includes the municipalities of Collazzone, Massa Martana, Monte Castello di Vibio and Todi.

It’s a white wine with a brilliant straw yellow colour and golden highlights. Its smell is slightly winy but delicate, whereas its flavour can vary from dry to slightly sweet, velvety, balanced with a characteristic slightly bitter and fruity aftertaste.

It’s excellent to accompany first courses that are not very structured, white meat dishes, grilled fish and soft cheeses.