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


Antonelli 2016 'Anteprima Tonda' Skin Fermented Trebbiano Spoletino, Spoleto DOC Login WA 91+
Antonelli 2017 Trebbiano Spoletino, Trebium, Spoleto DOC Login WA 89 In Stock
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Antonelli 2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Login WA 90+ DEC 91 AG 89+ In Stock
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Palate Press: We believe in Sagrantino 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

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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.

Vinous 6/2016
"Along with Marco Caprai, there isn't anyone who has done more to promote the merits of Sagrantino and its wines than Filippo Antonelli, owner of the Antonelli-San Marco estate. Antonelli's greatest claim to fame is its remarkably well-balanced Sagrantino wines, some of the purest, most genteel and least brutally tannic wines of the whole denominazione. Owned by the Antonelli family since 1881, it previously belonged for centuries to the bishop of Spoleto. The estate is located on a site, San Marco de Corticellis, that was already famous for its wines and oil in medieval times. Readers who, not unreasonably, have found Sagrantino wines too much to handle due to their unforgiving mouth-coating tannins should give Antonelli's fine examples a try."


  • Antonelli 2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90+ (8/1/2013)

    The 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino is a massive wine with dark spice aromas, ripe fruit, prune, tar leather and tobacco. The aromas transport you somewhere exotic, like a spice marker in the Middle East. Gritty tannins show some coarseness on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.
  • Antonelli 2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
    Rating: 91 (5/2/2016)

    Spicy cherry and blackberry nose, pungent and powerful. Full-bodied and very concentrated with weight and power, yet enough freshness to counter the tannins. Long. Drink 2016-2024.
  • Antonelli 2017 Trebbiano Spoletino, Trebium, Spoleto DOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (10/17/2019)

    A pure expression of Umbria's distinctive Trebbiano Spoletino, the 2017 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino Trebium is redolent of orchard fruit and nectarine, with some cut grass and sweet floral notes on the close. The aromas are amplified in this warm vintage, and what you gain in power, you lose in smaller detailing and nuance. This white wine is fermented in oak and does a brief six months in barrel.
  • Antonelli 2016 'Anteprima Tonda' Skin Fermented Trebbiano Spoletino, Spoleto DOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91+ (10/17/2019)

    The 2016 Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino Anteprima Tonda is a special wine made in reduced quantities (with just 3,000 bottles released). Interestingly, the grapes are fermented in a combination of terracotta and clay containers for three months without the use of commercial yeasts. The wine does undergo malolactic fermentation and is racked back into the clay vessels for an additional nine months of aging. What you get is a mid-bodied white with some firmness in terms of texture, followed by generous tones of poached pear and sun-dried apricot. This wine has the natural heft and fiber to pair with white meat or buttered crawfish.
  • Antonelli 2004 Sagrantino Montefalco, Chiusa di Pannone, DOCG
    Rating: 92 (7/1/2009)

    Explosive aromas of sweet, ripe red cherry, chocolate-covered plum, violet and cappuccino. Enters rich and suave, then turns somewhat more austere, offering lovely purity to its red fruit and sweet baking spice flavors. Displays lovely balance for a sagrantino with the Antonelli-signature silky tannins and great length. Very well done.
  • Antonelli 2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
    Rating: 89+ (3/1/2013)

    Subdued nose opens slowly with aeration to reveal red cherry complemented by coffee, mocha and dried flowers. Silky on entry, then large-scaled in the middle, but with a delicacy to the pure red cherry and herbal flavors. Plenty of acidity here, but it only heightens the wine's tannic mouthfeel. The powerful, long finish promises a slow evolution in bottle but I'm not sure this will ever be a very fruity sagrantino.