Run today by the young and energetic Devis Romanelli, this small organically farmed estate just outside the hill-top town of Montefalco makes some serious wines from Umbria’s indigenous varietals, including Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoletino and the powerful Sagrantino grape.
Their story began in 1978, when father-and-son team Amedeo and Costantino Romanelli decided to make agriculture their livelihood, farming a few hectares of grapes to make wine. And from those humble beginnings great things were to come.
Today, Devis runs the show and from his 8 ha produces approximately 45,000 bottles every year. Highly motivated and ambitious, Devis has transformed this winery into one of the top estates in the area. Devis operates a sustainable farming program developed to contribute to biodiversity and help care for the environment. He uses only organic fertilizer, grass cover between the rows and exceedingly low yields.
In the winery, Devis crafts gorgeous, structured wines, seeking full extraction, particularly from his Sagrantino grapes. Using a combination of smaller and larger French oak barrels for the reds and stainless steel for the whites, Devis’ wines are rich, textured and bursting with flavor. The Montefalco Rosso is elegant, but structured. It has intense aromas of red berries, red flowers, smoke, with structured tannins and balanced acidity.