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The Milziade Antano family of Fattoria Colleallodole have been associated with the Umbrian story of Montefalco and its Sagrantino grapes since the beginning. Initially as mezzadri (share-croppers), then in 1969 becoming land owners of 30 ha of prime, stony clay based land for vines and livestock on the road between Bevagna and Montefalco at 265 msl. 1975 saw the first vinification of the family’s wines, while it was not until the 1980s, that son Francesco (pictured right with his mother and his son Giordano) began to age and bottle the wines under their own label. Now the estate measures 40ha, of which 15 is planted with vines. The wines are traditionally made, harvested at modest yields of c. 40 hl/ha, fermented and MLF in stainless-steel, aged for up to 36 months in large slavonian oak botte plus 12 months bottle ageing. The Montefalco Rosso is an early drinking style while the ‘vigna/cru’ Colleallodole Sagrantino di Montefalco, so named in homage to the heights that the local skylark climbs, is born of the estate’s finest, oldest vines, and produced in tiny quantities (1500 bottles).