Milziade Antano Milziade Antano Milziade Antano "Cerasolo" Umbria Rosato IGT 2016 Download PDF

Winery Milziade Antano
Varieties80% Gamay / 10% Sangiovese / 10% Merlot
Farming Practicessustainable
Trellis systemcordon trained / 2,7000-5,000 vines per ha.
Harvest Techniqueby hand into small crates between mid-September and mid-October
Year Vines Were Planted1980-2006
Fermentationdirect press to stainless steel tank / spontaneous fermentation of must after settling
Maturation7 months in tank and 1 in bottle
Sulfur100mg/L total SO2
Item NoIT321-16
Bottle Case12
Country Italy Italy Italy Italy
Region Umbria
Sub-region Bevagna
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Under the shadow of the Tuscan hills hides a beautiful, still under-recognized region known as Umbria. From this area we have acquired a great, traditionalist producer named Milziade Antano. Growing up on his father's small Fattoria, or farm, called Colleallodole, with approximately thirty hectares with about seven under vine, Francesco Antano learned his trade.

Planted since 1975, the family's vines are planted with Sagrantino (a tannic red grape that is native to Umbria) and Sangiovese on clay soils that are rich in minerals.  Located in the town of Montefalco, Milziade Antano is in one of the two DOCG designated wine regions in Umbria, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG.

Stylistically, Antano is “old school” in winemaking terms, a “garage winemaker”, with a lack of intervention in the winery, including no barrique and no high-tech equipment. He maintains his father's vineyard management techniques, now considered modern, which were once considered radical when Milziade began them years ago, with aggressive green harvesting and low tonnage per acre. These are wines that speak out about the strength and passion of the land and the people who till and harvest its fruits.