Localization: Umbria, Central Italy, Italy
Tasting Notes: Made from organically grown grapes, this opens with subtle graphite and mature, black-skinned fruit aromas. The firm palate delivers roasted coffee bean, prune and tobacco notes alongside astringent tannins.
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…