Localization: Umbria, Central Italy, Italy
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in color. To the nose rich and powerful, ethereal, and very complex. Typically characterized by notes of fruit and aromatic herbs, featuring citrus, cherry, wild berry, mint, and oregano. On the palate, this wine is very structured, with firm and integrated tannins. A wine that is best expressed with a long bottle aging.
Food pairing: Grilled and roast meats, stewed red meats, game, and mature hard cheeses.
Notes: Located on the hills between 300 and 400 m a.s.l.; southern and southwesterly exposure; training system spurred cordon & Guyot. Mean age more than 15 years. Using gravity feed; fermentation in contact with the skins for 25 to 40 days. The wine clarifies spontaneously with no need for filtration. Aging is made in large oak barrels for at least 18 months. Then the wine settles in glass-lined cement vats for some months before being bottled.
The Domain: One hundred seventy-five hectares (430 acres) in a single estate set in the heart of the Montefalco DOCG area. The plots, clayey and rich in limestone, have various geological origins: some are deep, while others are rocky, thereby providing intense and varied nuances to the wines. The hills are pristine, surrounded by wooded areas and have an ideal microclimate for vines and olive trees. Ten hectares (24 acres) are dedicated to olive groves, while 50 (123 acres) are covered by vineyards; these crops are located on the hilltops, with southern and western exposure. We cultivate mainly native varietals: Grechetto and Trebbiano Spoletino for the whites, while the red varietals are mainly Sangiovese and Sagrantino.
At the heart of the property, just below the original manor house, is the Winery; the cellars are completely underground and designed for gravity vinification, with the pressed grapes falling down into the fermentation tanks and the pomace discarded without pumps, simply using the force of gravity. Only grapes cultivated by the winery using organic agricultural methods are used, thereby offering a product in which each phase of the process has evaluated characteristics, merits and potential, with the additional guarantee of organic certification, both of the grapes and the wines.
Antonelli San Marco also offers wine-tourism hospitality in the antique farmhouse called Casale Satriano, which has been carefully restored and tastefully decorated: 6 independent apartments with a swimming pool, surrounded by vineyards and a breathtaking landscape, just a short drive from the most beautiful Medieval villages of Umbria…