Oscano was our house wine (and chosen by us based on the look of the bottle alone) on a recent trip to Umbria and for me symbolises everything that I loved about the trip. I did not encounter a single poor wine the whole time and this was no exception.

The Oscano is a beautiful blend of Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo from the Umbria region and is an intense ruby red color with a smell of fruit and spices with a wonderful flavour that is full bodied, a little sharp, deep, fruity and spicy but with a mellow and buttery vanilla finish. It left my mouth a touch dry after which just made me want more.

The Colli del Trasimeno production area of Perugia is known as “the green heart of Italy” and has been making wine since Etruscan times. For me, Oscano is the benchmark that I judged all other wines against on my trip and apart from the Collepiano: Sagrantino Di Montefalco it was my favourite. Although in affordability terms this was under half the price with us paying only 16 Euro in a restaurant for it.

Definitely chose this if it is on offer as it rates up there in my top Italian wines alongside Nipozzano, Collepiano and Rignana Chianti Classico Riserva. Enjoy!

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