Umbria the green heart of Italy, a region of black truffles, legumes, olives and the rare Sagrantino grape.
The name Sagrantino hints at the religious origins of this wine whose vines were introduced to Umbria by the followers of St Francis of Assisi in the 15th Century
The monks first cultivated this grape as a communal passito that was first recognised for its quality in 1925, and designated in 1979 a DOC in Montefalco DOC in 1979 and ultimately a DOCG in 1992
The story of the Briziarelli winery began over 100 years ago at the turn of the 20th Century with the planting of olive groves and vines by philanthropist and entrepreneur Pio Briziarelli
The vines prosper in rich soils complimented by from the valley humidity and a cooling breeze optimise vine health and quality
The prized Sagrantino grapes are exalted in vines at the upper hill levels where the microclimate is supplemented by greater aeration
Sustainability is central to Briziarelli production techniques adheres to the Agroambiente Program in the reduction of chemical and synthetic elements.
Rainwater is recovered by a closed circuit system and solar energy utilised to meet as much of the possible the electrical needs of the estate.
The modern winery honours its traditions crafting wines from hand harvested grapes including Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Trebbiano Spoletino and Chardonnay.