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Umbria tour plans are developing well

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Perugia-viewI returned last week from my final reconnaissance trip to Umbria.  A truly amazing tour awaits us!

Perugia is a beautiful city to stay in, simply oozing Etruscan and Roman architecture.  Our Hotel Fortuna is situated about 50 yards from dozens of restaurants, bars and chocolate shops.

I had a truly revelatory day around the historic town of Montefalco.  This is where the Sagrantino grape holds court.  Probably the most under-rated top quality grape in Italy,  and produced by only a handful of producers, it produces dark rich wines, which are comparable with many a top Sangiovese from neighbouring Tuscany.

Wine tourism in Umbria is refreshingly underdeveloped and we will be meeting some delightful family owned estates and enjoying some wonderful rustic lunches.

La-SpinaFor example, we’ll be visiting Moreno Peccia at La Spina estate, probably the smallest estate in the whole of Umbria with only two hectares.  As well as enjoying the Italo-American hospitality of Terre Margaritelli near Torgiano.

I’ll talk a bit about plans for our day in Southern Tuscany tomorrow….