The Colli di Trasimeno DOC was one of the first wine zones in Umbria to receive DOC recognition, in 1972. The area, which is rather extensive, lies in the province of Perugia, in the communes of Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve, Corciano, Magione, Paciano, Panicate, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Piegaro and Tuoro sul Trasimeno, all located in the hills overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The vines in this area have very ancient origins.
The Colli di Trasimeno DOC includes 4 blended white wines, Secco, Bianco Scelto, Frizzante and Vin Santo, as well as a single varietal, Grechetto. The Bianco Secco is served with light hors d'oeuvres, fish soup with light sauces, and roasted and grilled fish.
The Colli del Trasimeno Rosso DOC is probably the best known wines of this denomination. There are five red blends, including Rosso, Rosso Scelto, Rosso Riserva, Frizzante and Novello, as well as varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey, Merlot Riserva, Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva and Gamey Riserva. The Rosso wines pair well with antipasti of traditional cold cuts, pasta with ragù sauce, porchetta, game, and cheese.
A Spumante wine is also produced, perfect for an aperitif.