In a nutshell: A quite complex and intriguing Italian red from one of Umbria's historic cellars.
The lowdown: The Umbria region, from where this wine hails, is Tuscany's smaller, landlocked, neighbour and here, like its neighbour, Sangiovese is the base for many of the red wines. This Montefalco Rosso is a case in point being made from 70% Sangiovese, but it also has 15% Sagrantino which is indigenous to Umbria and which adds a touch of lightness to the blend. After fermentation it's matured for 12 months in large oak barrels and the result is a powerful and complex wine with notes of blackberries, black cherry, chocolate, coffee, herbs and spices. The tannins are bold, but well balanced and it makes for a well rounded and welcoming central Italian red.
When to drink: This is a classic Italian red to drink with food;think things like Lasagne, Sunday roasts and warming comfrot foods in general.
The Adanti farm is one of the historic cellars of the Montefalco area in Umbria, famous for the production of protected wines such as Sagrantino and Montefalco Rosso.
It covers about 40 hectares of land, of which 30 are vineyards and 10 are olive groves, located in the hilly areas of Arquata and Colcimino, famous since ancient times for the high quality of oil and wine.
The company was born in the 60s of the last century, from the intuition of Domenico Adanti, who decides to buy the villa of Arquata in order to create a modern cellar by aiming for a high quality wine production. Thus began the renovation of the old convent of the Celestine Friars, built on the remains of the Roman period and then of the late Renaissance, simultaneously replanting the old vineyards and planting new ones.