Palazzone, Umbria

The Estate

In 1969 Angelo Dubini and his wife Maria Locatelli bought this property known as Palazzone and reconstructed the virtually abandoned casa colonica on the property for use as a family home. The hilly portion of the land adjacent to Rocca Ripesena, with its superb view of Orvieto on its majestic crag, consisted of sedimentary soil and clay. Angelo Dubini decided to plant 25 hectares to vines of varieties that he expected would make wine of great complexity and character. In 1982 his two sons, Giovanni and Lodovico, who currently manage the estate, made the first harvest from their grapes.

Philosophy

Wine is intimately linked to the vineyard. It is from the vineyards that we get lasting satisfaction. The varieties making up Orvieto Classico do not have the clear expressiveness of some “easy” grapes, therefore their margin of improvement is not so immediate, that is why the work in the vineyard is focused on continuity rather than on miraculous choices.

The People

Giovanni (right) is the wine man while Ludovico takes care of the Locanda Palazzone, a small wonderful hotel de charme build in the old manorhouse (XIII century) in the heart of the estate.

Wines

Campo del Guardiano Orvieto Classico Superiore 2015
Terre Vineate Orvieto Classico Superiore 2016