The revival of a heritage wine, a question of history and passion.

Semonte wines begin life on the gentle slopes to the west of the vast area around Gubbio, where nature and the environment are the splendid frame for the breathtaking mediaeval town of Gubbio, packed with history, culture and traditions.  Cantina Semonte is part of the agricultural company, Azienda Agraria Semonte, in a particularly beautiful landscape, where the land has given rise to an ancient, noble wine of superior quality. The perfectly geometric vine rows stretch across the estate giving life and taste to some magnificent wines: Battista (Traditional Method Brut), Cordaro (Dolcetto) and Monteleto (Chardonnay). An ancient tradition which lives on in Giovanni Colaiacovo’s new family business, which has always believed in the values of this unique territory and whose members are now entitled to be considered authentic winegrowers from Gubbio.

Gubbio, a Town of Stone

Gubbio is “the most beautiful mediaeval town” with a fascinating, unspoilt, historic town centre. This is the “Town of the Ceri”, a centuries-old symbol of local folklore, with which the local people identify so closely. Gubbio is also the town with the world’s largest Christmas tree. This is a recent, genial invention that clearly shows local unity, solidarity and values for the future of Gubbio. Gubbio has all this to offer and much more. The landscape is extremely beautiful and its agricultural products are of superior quality, as the Semonte wines go to prove. Each terroir has its own essential orographic context, morphology and climate for winegrowing, which Cantina Semonte has inherited and of which it is also the custodian.

2019

disgorging december

24

months ageing on natural yeasts

Superior spumante
traditional method Brut

BATTISTA

  • Selection of Pinot Nero and Chardonnay grapes
  • Vinification protocol and a long stay on natural yeasts
  • A lively wine for every occasion
2019

dicembre sboccatura

24

mesi di permanenza sui lieviti

Dolcetto Rosso IGT Umbria

CORDARO

  • Guyot pruning technique
  • Hand harvested, gently de-stemmed and crushed
  • Floral, red fruit, vanilla and spice aromas
  • Smooth, fresh taste
2015

first vintage

24

months ageing in wood

24

months ageing in bottles

2015

prima annata prodotta

24

mesi maturazione in legno

24

mesi maturazione in bottiglia

2018

first vintage

6

months ageing in stainless steel

2

months ageing in bottles

Chardonnay Bianco IGT Umbria

MONTELETO

  • When fermentation comes to an end, the wine is kept on its lees for 4 months.
  • Fruity hints of yellow peach, citrus and yellow flower floral notes
  • Dry, beautifully fresh, tangy flavour
  • 3-year ageing potential
2018

prima annata prodotta

6

mesi maturazione in acciaio

2

mesi maturazione in bottiglia

cantina semonte - winegrowers in gubbio

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