“The name of this wine is a dedication to Jacopone da Todi, religious historian and medieval poet, considered one of the most important Italian poets of the Middle Ages, but this name is also a dedication to myself as the signature of the first wine produced by me as a sign of self-recognition for the work done. ” Iacopo Paolucci
“It is the wine that accompanies my moments of escape and relaxation. The wine I appreciate to “disconnect” from everyday life. ” Iacopo Paolucci
An ancient native Umbrian vine, Grechetto di Todi is the whitish soul of an Umbria famous more for its reds. Already mentioned by Pliny the Elder in the pages of the Historia Naturalis, the author, describing a particular type of vine with a characteristic bitter aftertaste, wrote: “Peculiaris est tudernis” or: it is typical of Todi.
The origins of Grechetto di Todi are uncertain, it seems to have been introduced in southern Italy by the Greeks, only to find its perfect habitat in Umbria and Lazio. The name recalls the great family of “Greek grapes”, but recent investigations on the genetic heritage have identified many similarities with vines completely unrelated to this origin, such as pignoletto and ribolla from Rimini. Furthermore, the analyzes carried out on the DNA of the vines underline how important it is to diversify the different variants of Grechetto, Grecanico and Greco di Tufo present in Umbria. In fact, the name Grechetto was the name used in the past to refer to one of the most widespread cultivars in Umbria and mainly in the Orvieto area. Today, therefore, we know that Grechetto di Todi is a different variety and the G5 clone is associated with it, different from the G109 clone of the most common common variety. The G5 adapts well to temperate climates and has a good resistance to diseases, its bunch is medium in size and rather compact and the characteristic thin skin leads it to ripen earlier than the common Grechetto.
The Grechetto di Todi, first produced under the name Colli Martani DOC, has taken the name of Todi DOC since 2010, which includes the municipalities of Collazzone, Massa Martana, Monte Castello di Vibio and Todi. The specification has remained unchanged and provides for the minimum percentage of 85% of Grechetto di Todi, possibly integrated with 15% of other white grape varieties of the area.
The wine has an olfactory picture with light floral notes, aromas of apple, pear, peach, citrus and sometimes exotic fruit, the latter being found especially in Iacopone di Iacopo which macerates on the skins. On the palate it is soft, full-bodied and with a moderate acidity, savory and with a slightly almond finish, its peculiarity.
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