We planted our vines in 2008 on a sun-exposed Southwest facing slope at an altitude of 300 meters. We learned about the strong Umbrian sun, the dry wind brought by the scirocco and the mud. Lots of mud. We were helped by our Tuscan agronomist and enologist who were curious to see what the Umbrian soil could produce. Pensioners, village moms, and teenagers hiked into the vineyard with us with buckets and a pair of shears to harvest our crop. That’s how we’ve done it since the start and that’s how we keep doing it.

The hard, mineral-rich Umbrian soil gifted us delicious fruit. We brought it into our cantina and carefully let it develop. We sorted by hand, squeezed the fruit, and let it bubble in the tanks. The juice picked up the natural yeast that has been in the air for generations. We punched down the skins and let them rise again. Our fall was (and still is) a dedicated and delicate play with our grapes.

And then we bottled. Baptized each with names that came from local dialect: Cinino (“Tiny One”), Pottarello (“Little kid”) and Marmocchio (“Rascal”). Seemed like a good fit. We’ve created some delicious wines and are part of the new Todi DOC Appellation. We couldn’t be happier.

Marmocchio

TODI DOC SANGIOVESE ORGANIC

Marmocchio translates into “rascal” in Italian. Created from Sangiovese Grosso (85%) and Sagrantino (15%), picked and carefully selected by hand from vineyard rows 110-148. Sagrantino (Umbria’s indigenous ancient grape) and Sangiovese Grosso grapes reach full maturity at different times of harvest, so the two varieties are picked independently. Alcoholic fermentation by maceration and extraction occur in stainless steel tanks over a 30 day period, when we perform the manual follatura (punch down) three times a day for best extraction. After separation of skins, the finished wine is transferred into tonneaux (500 liter/150 gallon French oak barrels) for 15 to 18 months before resting another 15 months in the bottle.
This is a full-bodied red wine, dark ruby red in color, with an important structure, rich tannins and hints of ripe dark berries. Marmocchio is our most elegant taste of Umbria.
Current release 2015 vintage: 3,149 bottles produced.

RECIPE

Vineyard

1 hectare (2 acres)

Method

Guyot

Altitude

300 mt

Soil

Limestone + Clay

Fermentation

Spontaneous

Harvest

By hand, 1st half of October.

3PK

$126

Gift Note:

6PK

$240

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12PK

$456

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Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and must be at least 21 years old.

Pottarello

TODI ROSSO DOC ORGANIC

Pottarello translates into “little kid” in Umbrian dialect. It’s a mix of Sangiovese (80%), Malvasia Nera (10%) and Colorino (10%). The Sangiovese used in Pottarello is picked from vineyard rows 46 to 75, where the biotype of our Sangiovese is particularly thin clustered and with much smaller berries than those of its more common Sangiovese siblings. Smaller berries mean more skin, which translates into more extraction of color and polyphenols. The wine undergoes alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and remains in contact with skins for about 3 weeks. It is during this time that we perform the classic manual follatura, (punch downs), by mixing and stirring of juice and skin). After separation of skins, the finished wine is transferred into tonneaux (500 litre/150 gallon French oak barrels), where it ages for about 12 months before resting another 9 months in bottle. Pottarello is the very essence of Umbrian, squeezed into a bottle.
This is a full-bodied wine, the Sangiovese provides structure and tannin, the Malvasia adds notes of wild berries and the Colorino just a hint of spice.
Current release 2016 vintage: 5,233 bottles produced.

RECIPE

Vineyard

2 hectares (4 acres)

Method

Guyot

Altitude

300 mt

Soil

Limestone + Clay

Fermentation

Spontaneous

Harvest

By hand, late September

3PK

$99

Gift Note:

6PK

$168

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12PK

$312

Gift Note:

Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and must be at least 21 years old.

Freghino

UMBRIA ROSSO IGT ORGANIC

Freghino is Umbrian dialect for “teenager.” Freghino is our classic everyday wine and perfect by-the-glass. It is made of Sangiovese (92%), Malvasia Nera (4%) and Colorino (4%) grapes, typically picked during the early part of the harvest. Picked by hand, the grapes perform alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After about 12 days of maceration on its skins, the wine is then transferred in part into French oak barrels for about 9 months, while the balance continues ageing in stainless steel before the wine is reunited for bottling.
Well balanced and medium-bodied, with wild berries and medium tannins.
Current release 2019 vintage: 7,266 bottles produced.

RECIPE

Vineyard

2 hectares (4 acres)

Method

Guyot

Altitude

300 mt

Soil

Limestone + Clay

Fermentation

Spontaneous

Harvest

By hand, mid-September

6PK

$138

Gift Note:

12PK

$240

Gift Note:

Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and must be at least 21 years old.

Cinino – Sold Out – Next Release March 2021

VINO ROSATO FRIZZANTE IGT

Thank you for a great season! Cinino 2021 will be available next March.
Cinino is Umbrian dialect for “tiny” or “young child”. This is our youngest wine. A frizzy pink wine produced by metodo ancestrale (“pet-nat”). Cinino is made of 100% pure Sangiovese. After gently pressing the grapes, the run-off juice transfers into stainless steel tanks where it naturally and spontaneously begins its long journey of fermentation. After about 30 days of fermentation, we bottle the wine with a fraction of residual sugars (and yeasts) still in its body, where it very slowly completes fermentation. Naturally sparkling, you’ll see some sediment or “col fondo” in the bottle. No added sulfites. Serve chilled.
A light, delicious pink wine that still hints at its Sangiovese roots.
Current release 2019 vintage: 4,200 bottles.

RECIPE

Vineyard

1 hectar (2 acres)

Method

Guyot

Altitude

300 mt

Soil

Limestone + Clay

Fermentation

Spontaneous

Harvest

By hand, late August/early September

Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and must be at least 21 years old.

Mixed Wines

MIXED BOXES OF FREGHINO, POTTARELLO + MARMOCCHIO

A fine selection of our favorite trinity of wines.

RECIPE

3PK

$102

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6PK

$182

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12PK

$336

Gift Note:

Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and must be at least 21 years old.

Agri Segretum Gift Boxes

Cheers, Happy Holidays and Cin, Cin!

We’ve found a small company in Perugia to make up our Agri Segretum wooden boxes. We wrap and pack the bottles by hand here in Collazzone and ship directly to you or a friend for any special occasion. Absolutely bellissime. Let us know and we’ll add in a card.
Options include our “Vino d’Oro” Pottarello and our small quantity red “cru HTH”. Cru HTH is our newest red. Back in 2012 we set aside an oak barrel for the choicest Sagrantino grapes of the harvest. Sagrantino is Umbria’s iconic tannic red. She needs years of quiet to age and balance her tannins: when the wine is ready it is an intense, deep red that you can only find in Umbria. After 7 years of aging, this is our first release. Limited quantities.

Options: 2 pak of Pottarello 2016, 2 pak of Marmocchio 2015, 3 pak of 1 Pottarello + 1 Marmochhio + 1 cruHTH,or the Big Box: 2 Pottarello + 2 Marmocchio + 2 cruHTH.

RECIPE

Packed

By hand

Perfect Gift

Friends + famiglia

Boxes Made in

Perugia

2 P PK

$80

Gift Note:

2 M PK

$100

Gift Note:

3 Reds PK

$145

Gift Note:

Big Box

$260

Gift Note:

Options: 2 pak of Pottarello 2016, 2 pak of Marmocchio 2015, 3 pak of Pottarello + Marmocchio + cruHTH or the Big One: 2 P + 2 M + 2 HTH.

Prices includes shipping, duty and taxes. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. A person must sign for delivery and be at least 21 years old.