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3 Top Boutique Wine Makers in Umbria

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September 22, 2021

May 14, 2024

Hidden Gems
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In the Comune of Todi,  there is a new wave of innovative winemakers.  These winemakers are taking traditional and international grape varieties to another level.  They are re-writing the story of winemaking in the Todi Doc Appellation located within the Canticle Wine Road.

Discover the valley of Todi dubbed the Hamptons of Umbria.' Dotted with Castles, medieval hill towns, luxury villas, and Boutique Wine Resorts  Here are 3 Top Boutique Wine Makers to Visit in Todi

Cantina Peppucci

At the end of the 80s, Piero Peppucci and Luisa Giontella were in search of a country property  A place out of their native town Todi where they could raise their children.

The abandoned monastery of S.Antimo looked like the perfect place.

Today their son Filippo Peppucci runs the Estate with passion and innovation The wines are an authentic expression of the land  Using native varietals that include both Grechetto di Todi DOC and Sagrantino with a selection of red international varietals.

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Filippo Peppucci

It is always a memorable visit when you get to meet the winemaker. They are using Filippo as a gracious host filled with knowledge. Estate The tour begins overlooking his prime estate with 13 hectares of viney ards. Estate Filippo designs his wine labels.

The estate leads the way in relaunching Grechetto di Todi and having replanted only Grechetto di Todi as the Estates white vari etal. Estate Filippo was convinced it was possible to elevate the cultivar. Together with winemaker Lorenzo Landi. The Estate produces two exceptional 100% Grechetto di Todi wines Montorsolo Grechetto di Todi DOC and 'I Rovi' Grechetto di Todi Superiore DOC.  From 2014 'I Rovi' comes from a selection of the best cru Grechetto di Todi.

Red varietals include Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. 'Petroro 4' is an elegant Umbria Rosso IGT made with Sangiovese. Refined in Stainless Steel Tanks. Brilliant ruby red with fragrant notes of forest fruits. 'l'Altro io' includes the native varietal Sagrantino that is typically harvested in the first months of October. This dessert wine is refined in French Oak for 18 months followed by 12 months in the bottle. The Estate produces  500 bottles of l'Altro io each vintage. This dessert wine can even be enjoyed with savory or a refined cheese charcuterie.

'Giovanni,' is named after Fillippo's firstborn child. Giovanni expresses the quality of estates Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the 'Vigna dei Sassi' that translates to the 'vines on the rocks'. A production that is limited to only 5000 bottles. Depending on the year Cabernet Sauvignon is combined with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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Giovanni Umbria Rosso IGT

Roccafiore Wine Resort and Spa

Filippo Peppucci grew up with Luca Baccarelli. Luca is the owner of Roccafiore. A Sustainable Wine Resort. The Baccarelli Family has created more than a beautiful boutique resort. They have created a story of love, tradition, and respect for their land. With 15 hectares of vineyards. Grape varietals include Grechetto di Todi, Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano along with international varietals Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

One of the first wineries in Italy to adopt solar power that saves 90,000kg of CO2 per year in emissions. You can visit the Cantina to enjoy a tasting that also includes estates Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The Wine Resort and Hotel has 13 guest rooms. Todi The swimming pool and gardens look over the medieval hill town of Todi. The resort and cellars were designed by Lucina Caravaggi, Giorgio Cresciani with Francesco Cerroni.

The Wine Chalet is a short distance from the Resort. The wine chalet sleeps two guests. A full immersion of nature surrounded by woodlands and grape vines.

Enjoy a holistic experience at the Anthea Spa. Where you can relax  in a Roman sauna, therapeutic water massage & massage

At the Estates' restaurant that overlooks the historical hill town of Todi. Chef Carlo Grimaldi reinterprets seasonal and regional Umbrian dishes

Agri Segretum

Twenty years ago winemaker Lorenzo de Monaco began planting original varieties Sangiovese and Sagrantino. Today Agrisegretum is a part of the new Todi DOC appellation.

Located in the Tiber Valley between Todi and Perugia at an altitude of 300metres above sea level. Traditionally the grapes grown in this area were taken to cooperative wineries to produce table wines. Agri Segretum has changed that image to produce a quality production.

It is not surprising the Estates, most well-known wine is 'Pottarello'is listed in 'Pottarello'is Gold guide to Italian Wines.

Pottarello is made with 80% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera and 10% Colorino.

At the Agri Segretum Estate enjoy a stay at Eileen and Lorenzo's luxury Villa - Villa La Segreta. Set on a 70-acre nature reserve. The property sleeps 8+2.

Contact us for a multi-day Vacation in Umbria with a series of day tours, cooking classes, and exclusive accommodations.

Linda Sorgiovanni
Italy Customized

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