Wine Profile / Tasting Notes
This single vineyard, terroir-driven Sagrantino is powerful, rich, deep and still, incredibly balanced. It opens with aromas of crushed blue flowers, graphite, plum and pipe tobacco. The powerful but weightless palate weaves together ripe black cherry, blackberry, clove, black pepper and mineral while velvety tannins offer support.
Vineyard location: Colleallodole in Bevagna (PG). Soil type: clay. Altitude: 265 meters above sea level. Average age of vineyards: 30-40 years. Training system: Spurred Cordon. Density: 2.700/4.000 plants per hectare. Yield: 5,000 kg per hectare.
Limited production, 1,300 bottles produced. Fermented in stainless steel vats using only the natural yeasts present on the grapes. Aged for 37 months, of which 16-18 in large oak casks, and 4-6 in the bottle.
The Colleallodole Sagrantino, born from a single vineyard, is a true champion among wines, bewitching, it amazes and even after many years, it remains an enthralling wine of great character and depth. The name Colleallodole derives from the skylark, a migratory bird that flies over the vineyard during the month of October.
Food & Wine Pairing
Pairs particularly well with meat based dishes, including wild game. Also a delightful accompaniment to well aged cheese and cured meats.
Aging potential is 50 years. Planted since 1975, the Antano family's vines are planted with Sagrantino (a tannic red grape that is native to Umbria) and Sangiovese on clay soils that are rich in minerals. Located in the town of Montefalco, Milziade Antano is in one of the two DOCG designated wine regions in Umbria, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG. Stylistically, Antano is "old school" in winemaking terms, a "garage winemaker", with a lack of intervention in the winery, including no barrique and no high-tech equipment. He maintains his father's vineyard management techniques, now considered modern, which were once considered radical when Milziade began them years ago, with aggressive green harvesting and low tonnage per acre. These are wines that speak out about the strength and passion of the land and the people who till and harvest its fruits.