“I founded Decugnano dei Barbi in 1973 with the only aim
to produce high quality, terroir-driven wines.”

-Claudio Barbi

We believe in respect of nature and territory, attention to detail and constant experimentation.

Above all we strive to produce elegant wines, extremely smooth and with a strong identity, appreciated by refined customers all over the world.

At Decugnano wine has been made since 1212.
The Barbi family continues this tradition.

The meaning of Decugnano’s name is unknown, lost over time. The first written testimony dates back to 1212, when wine was made at Decugnano for the clergy in Orvieto. These were the lands of Saint Mary of Decugnano.
In 1973 Claudio Barbi discovered Decugnano and it was love at first sight. The first wines were produced in 1978 and the success was immediate.

Did you know?
Decugnano dei Barbi produced the first Sparkling wine Traditional Method in Umbria (1978) and the first Noble Rot wine (1981).

Marine originated soil and a perfect ventilation.
To craft elegant and unique wines.

Geological eras, time, and the hands of mankind have all contributed to a unique terroir.

The soil is an ocean floor from the Pliocene period. The vine roots are exploring into the sandy clay-soil, among fossils of sea shells and oysters, enriching our wines with minerals and marine flavors.

The altitude over 300 meters (1,000 feet), favors ideal ventilation and a diurnal temperature variation emphasises aromas. The optimal exposure guarantees the perfect maturity of the grapes.

Soil origin: Pliocene Age (3-5 million years ago)
Soil composition
: Sea floor: sandstone and clay with high presence of sea shells and oyster fossils
Altitude: 320 m (1,050 feet)
Vineyard extension: 32 hectares (79 acres). All the vineyards are merged and share the same type of soil and climatic conditions.
Vineyard age: from 1984 to 2011
White-berried varieties: Grechetto, Procanico, Vermentino, Verdello, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Red-berried varieties: Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
Vines training: Guyot and spur-trained cordon system
Irrigation: No
Vines per hectare: about 4,500
Yield per hectare: 7-9 tons/hectare for white grapes; 5-7 tons/hectare for red grapes, depending on the vineyard


We do not utilize insecticides, anti-botrytis, chemical fertilizer and weed killer.
We adopt integrated production reducing our treatments to a minimum, through our constant attention to the climate and the health of our vines.