SASSO DEI LUPI is a cutting-edge co-op that as well as its winemaking operations has fifteen of its own wine boutiques scattered throughout pint-sized central-Italian region Umbria.
Hemmed in by Tuscany, Marche and Lazio, and the only region without a coastline or international border, Umbria is Italy’s fourth-smallest wine-producing territory by volume. You know what they say, though: ‘Nella botte piccola, c’è il vino buono.’ – Good wine in small barrels! Umbria’s most-famous son is wolf whisperer and noted Grechetto enthusiast Saint Francis of Asissi.
Sasso dei Lupi Trebbiano €9.99 on promo
Shimmering pale gold colour with a bright, fresh nose of white peach and lemon, and a juicy palate of pear and apple. Offers super refreshment! Try with peach and Parma ham salad.
Sasso dei Lupi Sangiovese €9.99 on promo
Lissom, engaging Umbrian, with a perfumed nose of ripe morello cherry and wild strawberry, and a flowing, gentle palate of crisp pomegranate, cranberry and tea leaf. Harmonious, and hugely drinkable. Beautiful on its own or with red grape pizza with honey, rosemary and Pecorino.
Sasso dei Lupi Grechetto €11.19 on promo
Apricot and hay-scented, with a fleshy, creamy wash of pulpy peach, greengage and nectarine, with hints of camomile tea on the lingering finish. Rich, elegant and fine. Truly lovely! Match with assorted grilled fish and lemon couscous.
Sasso dei Lupi Pinot Grigio €11.19 on promo
Meadow fresh, with fine floral and citrus scents, and a smooth, round palate of dewy pear, melon and cashew. The finish is crisp, minerally and long. Seamless, sensuous style – very moreish! Try with rustic chicken and apricot pie.