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PARDI F.LLI

Website:http://www.cantinapardi.it

Address:Via Giovanni Pascoli snc 06036 Montefalco PG

Owner:Pardi family

Year of establishment:2001

Average annual production:60,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):10.93

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Cabernet sauvignon - 0.55 ha
Chardonnay - 0.3 ha
Grechetto - 0.5 ha
Merlot - 0.4 ha
Montepulciano - 0.4 ha
Sagrantino - 6.63 ha
Sangiovese - 1.95 ha
Trebbiano Spoletino - 0.2 ha

Vine training system:
Cordon spur
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:tilled near the vines/grass is left between the row of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Agronomist:Tiziano Maschio

Oenologist:Giovanni Dubini

Notes:

I Vini d'Italia 2016 - Le Guide de L'Espresso: 1 star

History

The origin of Sagrantino is uncertain: in Naturalis Historia Pliny the Elder mentioned the Itriola grape grown within the area where Sagrantino di Montefalco is now produced, but it is likely that this varietal was brought by the Franciscan monks returning from their travels in Asia Minor in the XIV-XV century.
Montefalco, one of the few towns in Italy where vineyards were planted within the city walls, boasts a very old tradition in viticulture and winemaking: already in 1400s laws regulated this sector and starting from 1640 the beginning of harvest was established by a decree of the town council.
Moreover, the agricultural planning of the XV century can be seen in the wonderful frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli of the Monastery of San Francesco, in the cellars of which the great-grandparents of the present owners used to vinify their grapes from 1919 to 1945. The wines were then sold throughout Umbria and in the Vatican City. After 1945 the family decided only to sell grapes up to 2002 when a new winery was established and wine started being bottled again.
The Pardi family has owned a textile factory for three generations, the only one in Umbria where cotton and linen are still woven with traditional mechanical looms, and the same passion and research for beauty and perfection can be now found in the wines.
Six different wines are made: a Sagrantino secco (matured in wood for 18 months, robust, but elegant, with a fantastic nose of red berries with slightly spicy notes); “Sacrantino” a single vineyard Sagrantino secco (matured in wood for 18 months); a Sagrantino Passito (made with grapes that are dried for two months on straw mats before being pressed, it is sweet, intense, fruity, ideal with desserts or cheese); a delicious Montefalco Rosso (a blend of mainly Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sagrantino), a Montefalco Bianco (70% Grechetto, 30% Chardonnay), a Trebbiano Spoletino and a Grechetto.

 

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Colli Martani Grechetto

Appellation:COLLI MARTANI GRECHETTO DOC

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Wine name:Montefalco Bianco Colle di Giove

Appellation:MONTEFALCO BIANCO DOC

Zone:Montefalco (Perugia)

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Wine name:Montefalco Rosso

Appellation:ROSSO DI MONTEFALCO DOC

Zone:Montefalco (Perugia)

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Wine name:Sacrantino

Appellation:MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO DOCG

Zone:Montefalco (Perugia)

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Wine name:Sagrantino di Montefalco

Appellation:MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO DOCG

Zone:Montefalco (Perugia)

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Wine name:Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito

Appellation:MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO DOCG

Zone:Montefalco (Perugia)

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Wine name:Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino

Appellation:SPOLETO DOC

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