Grape: 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 20% barbera
First year of production: 1981
Vineyards: two vineyards in Bevagna in cru Arquata at 250m height on clay calcareous soil, exposure south and north-west. Plant density 3000-5000 per hectare
Description: This international class wine, referred to as “wacky wine” by veteran cellarman Alvaro Palini, is produced with grapes from old merlot, cabernet and barbera vines. This complex layered wine pours an inscrutable ruby red. The aroma has hints of preserved berries, cocoa, spices, ink and a long balsamic effluvium. It is round and firmly structured with a dense tannic weave, but stunningly fresh by virtue of the presence of the barbera grapes. It is a lingering wine that excels when aged. It is stored for 30 months in small oak barrels and at least one year in glass. It is easily matched with grilled meats, semi-hard cheeses and game meat
Harvest: handmade beginning of september and october
Vinification: grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, fermentation is made in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature 28˚C. Maceration of 4 weeks with pumping-over and delestage. Ageing: barriques and tonneaux for 24 months, in bottle for at least 18 months
Cantine Adanti is one of the historic cellars of the Montefalco area in Umbria, famous for its wines protected as Sagrantino and Montefalco Rosso.
It covers about 40 hectares of land, of which 30 to vineyards and 10 to olive groves, located in the hilly areas of Arquata and Colcimino, famous since ancient times for its high quality of olive oil and wine.
The company was founded in the years 60s of the last century, when Domenico Adanti decides to buy the villa Arquata beginning the renovation of the old convent of the Friars Celestine, built on the ruins of the Roman period and then the late Renaissance, and performing at once the replanting of old vines and plant new ones.
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The winery produces mainly red wines from indigenous grapes, Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG dry and sweet, and then the Montefalco Rosso DOC and the Red Arquata Umbria IGT, but also continues to produce the characteristic white wines such as the Grechetto and the Montefalco Bianco. The grapes used, mainly varieties Sangiovese and Sagrantino, but also Cabernet, Barbera, Merlot and Grechetto, come exclusively from estate vineyards.
Today the actual owners of the farm, Pietro, Daniela e Donatella Adanti still aim for a quality production of selected wines and extra virgin olive oil, constantly turning the utmost care to all its products, in respect of the territory and its ancient traditions.
|denomination||umbria rosso igt|
|winemaking||grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, fermentation is made in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature 28˚C. Maceration of 4 weeks with pumping-over and delestage.|
|Ageing||barriques and tonneaux for 24 months, in bottle for at least 18 months|
|Food Type||It is easily matched with grilled meats, semi-hard cheeses and game meat|