Italian new releases, part 5 – Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo

Ciara Ciavolich © Donatella Mancini

After reporting on new releases from Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte, Lombardia, Alto Adige and Trentino, Friuli and Veneto and Emilia-Romagna and Toscana, Walter turns his attention east and south. This map may be helpful. See also Walter's report on new releases from Italy's southernmost regions and islands.

I report too rarely on Umbria and I cannot wholly blame it on the pandemic. The uneasy relationship I have with Sagrantino, its most important red wine grape variety, which is more tannic than Nebbiolo, is at least as much to blame. It is these tannins that make Sagrantino...