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Bigi Orvieto Classico Amabile

Bigi was founded by Luigi Bigi in 1880. Today it is the leading winery in Orvieto. Located just beneath the lofty walls of ancient Orvieto, Bigi is one of Italy's biggest cellars. Orvieto has been a celebrated wine since antiquity, especially in Rome where it abounded in the dining rooms of the prelates and at the banquets of the Vatican nobility. A long history, rich in enjoyable anecdotes, such as that of Pinturicchio who, when signing the agreement for the fresco in the chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore in Orvieto, demanded a supply of “vin d’Orvieto quantum libuerit”, that is to say “ an unlimited supply of Orvieto wine”, while carrying out the work! The modern story of Orvieto is closely linked to the birth of the Wine House of Luigi Bigi in 1880. Thanks to the commercial instincts of Luigi Bigi, its founder, this classic wine travelled the world acquiring approval and fame.

Clear, bright, golden yellow colour; strong bouquet of wild flowers, honey and musk with a hint of bitter almonds; sweet, very soft but fresh and lively, balanced flavour with a delightful aftertaste of ripe fruit.

  • Product Code: GIV06BIGI
  • Grower: Gruppo Italiano Vini
  • Grape Variety: Trebbiano Toscano (Procanico) / Grechetto / Verdelho / Malvasia Toscana / Drupeggio / White Wine Blends
  • Style: Floral and Sweet
  • Country: Italy
  • Appellation: Umbria
  • Vintage: 2008/09
  • Alchohol: 12% ABV
  • Case Size: 6
  • Bottle Size: 75cl

Vintage Rating on this wine was 87 (source: Wine Competition Award Winners)

Closure: CORK

Alternative wine closures are substitute closures used in the wine industry for sealing wine bottles in place of traditional cork closures. The emergence of these alternatives has grown in response to quality control efforts by winemakers to protect against "cork taint" caused by the presence of the chemical trichloroanisole (TCA).

Screw caps or "Stelvin caps" are closures made only from aluminium material that threads onto the bottleneck. They are the predominant closure used by New Zealand wineries.[8][9] This can be attributed in part to the New Zealand screw cap initiative which promotes the use of screw caps instead of cork. Screw caps form a tighter seal and can keep out oxygen for a longer time than cork. These benefits aid in maintaining the wine's overall quality and aging potential.

Vino-Seal, or Vino-Lok, is a plastic/glass closure released by Alcoa. Since its introduction into the European market in 2003, over 300 wineries have utilized Vino-Seal. Using a glass stopper with an inert o-ring, the Vino-Seal creates a hermetic seal that prevents oxidation and TCA contamination.

Zork is an alternative wine closure that seals like a screw cap and pops like a cork. The Zork closure consists of three parts; an outer cap providing a tamper evident clamp that locks onto the band of a standard cork mouth bottle, an inner metal foil which provides an oxygen barrier similar to a screw cap, and an inner plunger which creates the ‘pop’ on extraction and reseals after use.

The traditional crowned bottle cap has been used in the sparkling wine industry as a closure during the bottle fermentation process (méthode traditionnelle). Normally the cap is replaced with a cork before shipping, though recently some producers are releasing wines using the crown cap as their closure.

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Case Price: £71.94
( 6 bottles in this case )
Price: £11.99

Availability: Out of Stock

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