Antonelli

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Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Montefalco, Umbria
People: Filippo Antonelli, Owner | Paolo Salvi & Massimiliano Caburazzi, Winemakers
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Items

Antonelli 2021 Trebbiano Spoletino, Trebium, Spoleto DOC Login In Stock
Antonelli 2022 'Trebium' Trebbiano Spoletino, Spoleto DOC Login AG 91 In Stock
Antonelli 2021 Montefalco Rosso DOC Login In Stock
Antonelli 2018 'Chiusa di Pannone' Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Login In Stock
Antonelli 2019 'Contrario' Sagrantino, Umbria IGT Login AG 89 In Stock
Antonelli 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Secco DOCG Login In Stock
Antonelli (375 ml) 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG Login AG 92 In Stock

The Antonelli estate 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 40 hectares under vine, on hilly slopes with an average altitude of 350 m. Soil is clay with limestone deposits, with some parts rich in fossils, contributing intense and varied tones to the grapes. Sagrantino and Sangiovese are the main red varietals, but Montepulciano, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown. Their whites are Grechetto and Trebbiano. Vines range from 15 to 30 years.

Their vinification and racking process employs gravity instead of pumps, to avoid damaging grapes, especially Sagrantino. The wines are aged in an underground cellar. Their exacting standards and gentle winemaking point to their ethos of authenticity and harmony, ultimately achieving elegance and drinkability.

Media Links
Palate Press: We believe in Sagrantino
NJ.com: The Art of Antonelli Winemaking
The Feiring Line: Sagrantino: A Wine That Needs Freud
The Feiring Line: Filippo Antonelli. The Sagrantino Voice of Reason
Wine Enthusiast: Discovering Umbria: The Wines of Central Italy

Reviews

  • Antonelli 2022 'Trebium' Trebbiano Spoletino, Spoleto DOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (10/5/2023)

    The 2022 Trebbiano Spoletino Trebium Spoleto lifts up with an inviting blend of young peaches and apricots complemented by candied lime hints. It's luxuriously soft and pliant with vividly ripe orchard fruits and sweet mint guided by juicy acidity. The 2022 leaves a bitter tinge, keeping the mouth watering for more as subtle tropical florals slowly fade. There's a sense of opulence here, bu the balance is remarkable.

  • Antonelli 2019 'Contrario' Sagrantino, Umbria IGT
    Vinous
    Rating: 89 (10/5/2023)

    The Contrario Umbria Rosso is the second wine for Antonelli's Sagrantino vines. It's dusty and floral, with violet and blue flowers complementing crushed cherries. This round, spicy, energetic effort has tantalizing acidity, maintaining a lovely freshness despite its rich red berry fruits. Fine-grained tannins coat the palate as residual acids keep the mouth watering through the long and staining finale.

  • Antonelli (375 ml) 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG
    Vinous
    Rating: 92 (10/5/2023)

    The 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Passito blossoms in the glass with medicinal cherries and blackberries complemented by citrus-tinged dark chocolates and mint nuances. This washes across the palate like liquid velvet, potent and staining with its spicy red berry fruits and inner spice, all guided by vibrant acidity. Blue and purple florals are left lingering as the 2017 tapers off with a pleasantly bitter tinge, leaving the mouth watering for more.