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Antonelli San Marco is a wine and farming estate which extends over an entire 170 hectares located centrally within Montefalco's DOCG winemaking area. With a background rich in history, the Antonelli family is passionately committed to caring for their territory and attentive .....
to the quality of their products. For years Antonelli San Marco relies on research and constantly aims to improve the quality of their wines. The estate style is geared towards authenticity and harmony, drinkability and elegance rather than blunt power. It leans towards gentle extraction and moderate use of wood ageing.

History

Information About Antonelli San Marco: San Marco de Corticellis was a Longobard cohort which belonged to the Bishop of Spoleto from the 13th to the 19th centuries and the boundaries of the estate are still the same as described in the 13th century document kept in the Bishop's Archive of Spoleto. In 1881 Francesco Antonelli purchased the property and began the extensive modifications, which included the planting of specialised vineyards; a 1902 report mentions plantations of 5,000 trees per hectare. In 1979 the company began bottling and marketing the wines which until then had mostly been sold in bulk. Since 1992 the estate has also been able to accomodate "oenotourists", following the conversion of "Casale Satriano" into 6 apartments with swimming pool. The estate extends over a single 170 hectare portion of land in the municipality of Montefalco, at the heart of the DOCG winemaking area at an average height of 430m a.s.l. The hilly land dates back to the Pleistocene period and it is deep, alluvial, clayey soil, rich in lime. The vineyards are predominantly south- and west-facing, with the rows of vines arranged in the direction of the slope. The training system used is a low cordon with spurs. Each planted area is 2.5 x 0.8m for a total of 5,000 plants per hectare. Grass is planted between the rows and over-abundant bunches are thinned out in summer. Between 1998 and 2000, 12 hectares of new vineyards have been planted. The cellar is situated at the centre of the complex, below the proprietor's house. Work is about to begin on an underground extension to provide room for ageing in wood and in bottles, and for the vinification cellar, to allow the fruit to be placed in the fermentation containers without the use of pumps. The current capacity is around 3,000 hl. The total wine production is about 1300 hl per year for a total of about 170,000 bottles. Only grapes of our own production are used for our wines.

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