Argillae is located in Orvieto, Umbria, the region known as ‘Italy’s green heart’.
Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. While it shares the same glorious pastoral scenery as Tuscany – the olive groves, vineyards and cypress-topped hills – it manages to remain untouched and removed from outside influences, keeping alive many of Italy’s old-world traditions.
Argillae is the latin name for ‘clay’; one of the main components of the soil of this terroir. The second and most interesting component is fossils and shellfish from the Pliocene Area. The estate was founded by Giuseppe Bonollo in 1990, and today it is Giulia di Cosimo, his niece, who’s in charge
‘Panata’ is one of the best expressions of the Orvieto appellation, made from Grechetto, Procanico and Chardonnay. The wine remains on the lees until it is bottled in March/April.
This is a well structured, elegant wine with a pleasant minerality and good acidity
Grechetto, Chardonnay, Trebbiano