Palazzone

"Unquestionably the number one small estate of Orvieto" – Stephen Tanzer

Palazzone produces delicious white wines from Umbria's indigenous varietals featuring tasty fruit, nerve and zip! The estate, which began bottling in 1982, has mastered the delicate art of adjusting the proportions of the five different grape varieties allowed in the blend by the Orvieto D.O.C.: Procanico, Verdello, Grechetto, Drupeggio and Malvasia Toscana, the very same used hundreds of years ago in this region with Ancient-Roman roots. From the Terre Vineate to the Campo del Guardiano, a single-vineyard blend intended for ageing, these whites are survivors of the golden-age of Orvieto Classico, when small producers hand harvested fruit and established an international reputation for greatness, coveted by kings and popes. Of course, Dubini is no stranger to great, voluptuous reds, made from both native and international varieties.

Vineyard Management: Palazzone is practicing organic. No insecticides, fungiscides or systemic plant protection products are used. Low environmental impact products like sulfur and copper-based products are used. In vineyards prone to soil erosion, there are permanent cover crops between the rows of vines. The grass cover is mowed during the summer and depending on vineyard, the soil is either tilled or not. Low doses of SO2 are used in the wines for preservation.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Palazzone 'Vignarco' Orvieto Classico 2016
Description: Mostly Procanico and Grechetto (80%) with a small part of Drupeggio, Verdello and Malvasia. Stainless steel fermentation under temperature control.This is a bright summer sipper that is cold fermented in stainless steel and rested only four months before release. Just over 3000 cases

Palazzone 'Terre Vineate' Orvieto Classico 2010
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2010 Orvieto Classico Superiore Terre Vineate (Procanico, Grechetto) is a clean, mineral-driven, focused wine of notable pedigree. It shows marvelous energy in its tightly-coiled, bright fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016."  Wine Information: Giovanni Dubini tackles the

Palazzone 'Campo Guardiano' Orvieto Classico 2008
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "The 2008 Orvieto Classico Superiore Campo del Guardiano is stunningly beautiful for its inner sweetness and perfume. Mint, sage, peaches and flowers are some of the nuances that emerge from this textured, impeccable Orvieto. As delicious as the wine is today, it clearly has the

Palazzone Orvieto Classico 1.5L
"Giovanni Dubini tackles the delicate art of adjusting the proportions of the five different grape varieties allowed in Orvieto D.O.C. The "Terre Vineate" shows a deep straw-yellow colour. It has an elegant, vivid bouquet with a definite scent of hazelnut. The impact on the palate is intense yet

Palazzone Orvieto Classico 2014
Description: Mostly Procanico and Grechetto (80%) with a small part of Drupeggio, Verdello and Malvasia. Stainless steel fermentation under temperature control.This is a bright summer sipper that is cold fermented in stainless steel and rested only four months before release. Just over 3000 cases