Antonelli 2004 'Chiusa di Pannone' Sagrantino DOCG
Item Number: 6470
Appellation/AVA: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Chiusa di Pannone
Grape(s): 100% Sagrantino
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Pleistocene origin, calcareous clay, rich in gravel and fluvio-lacustrine conglomerates
Elevation: 400 meters
Vineyard Information: The Sagrantino is from the estate's best selection massale grafts on rootstock 420A. 2.70 hectares with Southern exposure with rows following the slopes. Planted in 1995. Plant density is 5,000 vines/hectare. Yield per hectare is 30 hectoliters/hectare; 1 kg grapes/plant.
Vinification: Fermentation in contact with the skins for 20 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C; malolactic fermentation in wood.
Aging: Wine aged in lightly toasted 500 liter barrels for 6 months then in 25 hL oak barrels for 15 months followed by assembling and clarifying in cement vats for 3 months. Final aging took place in the bottle for 2 years. The wine isn’t stabilized nor filtered.
Beyond Barolo and Brunello by Tom Hyland (2012)
"Filippo Antonelli is a gentleman and a wonderful businessman who has slowly seen the growth of his winery take shape over the past twenty years. He has always been a producer that wants his wines to express varietal purity as well as a sense of place, thus producing wines in a traditional style and resisting the urge to adopt a flashier, more international approach. His regular Sagrantino, ages for one year in 25 hl casks, is a model of balance and restraint. The 'Chiusa di Pannone' offering maintains those characteristics in a wine of greater weight and complexity. First produced from the 2003 vintage, the grapes are sourced from a vineyard at an elevation of 1,300 feet comprised of limestone, clay and gravel. The plants are massal selection and yields are very low, some 30 hl per hectare. This wine takes Sagrantino di Montefalco to new heights with a more beautifully defined mid-palate with layers of fruit and a finish of great length with silky tannins, very good acidity and subtle wood notes. Although this has only been produced for a few years, the track record of what Antonelli has done with this variety gives one confidence that this may one day be recognized as one of Italy's very finest reds."