The Antonelli estate in Montefalco, Umbria, dates back at least to the Middle Ages, with mentions in documents of its suitability to growing grapes and olives. Francesco Antonelli bought the estate in 1881 and it has been in the family since. They’ve been planting and farming from the beginning, but started bottling and marketing its wines in 1979. Antonelli wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes, which are all organically grown (started in 2009; certified in 2012) and vinified with an eye toward preserving quality and integrity. There are 100 acres under vine, and while Sagrantino and Sangiovese are the main varietals there is also Montepulciano, Merlot, and Cabernet with Grechetto and Trebbiano for the whites. This wine has been called “a pure expression of Umbria’s distinctive Trebbiano Spoletino,” a genetically distinct version of Trebbiano that has been grown in Umbria for generations. Fermented in oak and with a brief six months in barrel, it offers an array of tropical and citrus fruits on a round, subtle palate.
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