Historic Winery in Umbria’s Montefalco Region
Adanti Azienda Agricola is one of the historic wineries in Umbria’s Montefalco region and is renowned for producing wines protected under the Montefalco Rosso DOC and Sagrantino DOCG. The winery was established in the 1960s when Domenico Adanti bought the Arquata villa and began renovating the old Friars Celestine convent. Most of the old vineyards were replanted, and new ones were also planted. Daniela and Donatella Adanti run the winery now, aiming to make unique premium wines and extra virgin olive oil that reflects the quality of their rich terroir and old traditions.
Dry and Sweet Wines by Adanti Azienda Agricola
Almost all of the wines are made using grapes from their estate vineyards. The main production is focused on dry and sweet Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Red Arquata Umbria IGT, Montefalco Rosso DOC. They also make white wines using the Montefalco Bianco and Grechetto grapes. Apart from these, Sangiovese, Barbera, Merlot, and Cabernet are also grown in the vineyards. The natural conditions like the microclimate, soil, rainfall, etc. are ideal in the region for the cultivation of vines and the growth of high-quality fruity grapes.
Grapes Introduced by Franciscan Monks
Sagrantino is a local grape varietal, and it was introduced in the region by Franciscan monks while they were returning from Asia Minor. Dry experiments done in the 1970s by producers led by the Adanti family helped in the emergence of Sagrantino, and it gained DOCG certification in 1992. Mostly, these wines are aged for many years before consumption. Wine enthusiasts are welcome here to check out their traditional winemaking and relish classic wines.