Grape: 100% sagrantino
First year of production: 1975
Vineyards: one vineyard in Bevagna in cru Arquata at 250m height on clay-calcareous soil, exposure north-west; one vineyard in Montefalco in cru Campoletame at 250m height on sandy-clay calcareous soil, exposure south-east. Plant density 5000 per hectare
Description: this wine stems from an antique tradition and is the result of a field selection of the best sagrantino grapes destined for drying. This semi-dry wine pours an intense ruby red with violet hues and is a jubilation of wild cherry, myrtle, marasca cherry and blackberry. Its stunningly fresh taste reveals a perfect balance of sugars and acidity. It ages for 24 months in oak barrels and 24 more months in glass. Best matched with tea biscuits, blue cheese, chocolate sweets. On its own, it’s a perfect meditation wine
Harvest: grapes are recolted at the beginning of october and dried at the open air for 2 months
Vinification: grapes are crushed and de-stemmed, fermentation in stainless steel, skin contact for 2 weeks. Ageing: barrels 24 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||Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito docg|
|winemaking||destalking total, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C. Maceration 12 to 14 days with daily pumping up to the natural fermentation.|
|Ageing||It ages for 24 months in oak barrels and 24 more months in glass.|
|Food Type||Best matched with tea biscuits, blue cheese, chocolate sweets. On its own, it’s a perfect meditation wine|