About the winery
The Mario Napolini farm is a small enterprise situated in the heart of the wine producing area of Montefalco. An 11th century manuscript discovered in the Abbey of St. Maria in Turrita, records vine growing in this part of Montefalco as early as 1088. The Napolini family have indeed been growing grapes on the sunny hills to the south of Montefalco and producing high quality wines for centuries. Today the family is represented by Matteo and Clara, who follow the cultivation with passion, and their son Mario, an oenologist who takes care of the wine cellars. The vineyards face east on clayey soils, with 3-4,000 vines per hectare. When the grapes are perfectly ripened, they are picked by hand and pressed; the farm has modern stainless steel equipment, French and Slavonia wood vessels and a bottling line. The wine is rested in bottles for months so that its full potential can be appreciated. The farm, which covers an area of about 30 hectares, produces prestigious D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. Montefalco wines: Montefalco Rosso D.O.C., ‘Secco’ (dry) and ‘Passito’ (raisin wine) Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G. , and Sagrantino marc Grappa. Wine production also includes: Grechetto Colli Martani D.O.C. (from an indigenous Umbrian vine), red, white and rosé wines of Monte IGT, and an excellent D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil.