Claire reviewed this wine:
The medieval town of Orvieto, Italy, is famed for its cathedral—or Duomo—with dazzling mosaics and sculptures adorning the façade.
Directly across the square from the Duomo you’ll find Enoteca Barberani, a shop owned by the eponymous winery located about 20 minutes outside the city centre.
If you can’t make it to the winery itself, you can nip into the store to pick up a bottle of the regional specialty, Orvieto Classico. Vallesanta’s blend (bottled by Barberani) is a dry white with aromas of apple, pear, vanilla and honey.
Light bodied with mouth-watering acidity, this wine is best paired with delicate flavours. I’d drink it as a complement to sole or mixed salad with fruit, nuts and cheese.
Vallesanta also produces a medium-dry variety, which Barberani recommends drinking after you’ve enjoyed your food—either between courses or when the plates are all cleared away.