ORVIETO DOC WINE
The fame of this Italian wine goes back to Etruscan times. Orvieto was originally famous solely as a sweet white wine and the dry version is of quite recent origins. If you look hard you may still find a superb old-fashioned sweet (abbocato/amabile/dolce) Orvieto. The dry wines dominate though, especially for export. To make Orvieto wine the grapes used are Trebbiano (known locally as Procanico), Verdello, Canaiolo Bianco (Drupeggio), and Malvasia.