Antonelli Baiocco Sangiovese (750ml)
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Nestled in the heart of Perugia, the astonishing 190 ha (469 acres) estate was purchased by the Antonelli family in 1881; with 10 ha dedicated to olive groves, and 50 ha covered by vineyards. Francesco Antonelli, a lawyer from Spoleto, began what the winery refers to as a”radical transformation and modernization of the planting and farming” of the property. Documentation from 1899 proves that 5000 vines per ha were planted, with red varietals showing more promise. As one of the historic wineries of the Montefalco DOCG region, the winery only cultivates varietals indigenous to their land; for white wine, Grechetto and Trebbiano Spolentino, for red wine, Sangiovese and Sagrantino.
In 2009, the winery decided to convert to organic farming and winemaking- a process they’ve used for extra virgin olive oil cultivation and production for years. It took them three years to fully convert, achieving the certification is 2012.
In the glass, brilliant ruby red in colour with a nose that opens with red fruit and floral notes. On the palate, lots of lively notes of cherry and other red fruits, with a pleasant, long finish. Pair this with a variety of charcuterie spreads, tomato-based pasta dishes, and your favourite local slice of pizza.
Made up of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, both hand picked at optimal ripeness and vinified in stainless steel with 14 days on the skins. The wine ages for another 12 months and is then bottle aged for 3 months.