Antonelli Montefalco Grechetto (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, a vibrant, golden yellow colour is dominant. On the nose, fresh, fruity and floral with notes of citrus, peach, almond and hawthorn blossom. Much of the same is on the palate with an structure and a pleasant, long finish. Pair with grilled fish, creamy pasta dishes, or even your favourite seafood linguine.
Made from 100% Grechetto, the grapes are handpicked in the third week of September. Soft pressing, cold static clarification and fermentation happens in stainless steel tanks. The wine rests for a period of time in stainless steel tanks, on the yeast lees and before bottling.