Umbria Rosso & Bianco
Arrone (TR), Umbria
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Francesco Annesanti says that his soul is in his wine. Francesco’s cantina is in a rural part of Umbria where there are no other vines for miles in any direction. He farms no official appellation, simply making “Umbrian” wine. His land, although rich with life, is largely flat. Although atypical, his humble land is capable of fine wine.
However, his passion and dedication undoubtably adds something to the overall quality that can never be fully defined. Francesco quite literally does everything himself, right down to dipping each bottle in wax and designing his labels. He even fashioned his own desk. There are truly only a handful of growers spread across the EU working at this meticulous level of ownership with each aspect of their operation.
As for the wines, they are known for their zen-like harmony, impeccable balance, and soaring aromatics. Simply put, few wines are as joyous as these. Idiosyncratic and full of character, without being the least bit rustic. Although quantities are always small because Francesco’s wines are in demand (and some cuvees see only 600 bottles made each year), we’re proud to have introduced Francesco and his wines to the East Coast.