Agri Segretum Wine
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.
Marmocchio translates into “rascal” in Umbrian dialect. Created from Sangiovese Grosso (80%) and Sagrantino (20%), picked and carefully selected by hand from vineyard rows 110-148. Sagrantino and Sangiovese grapes reach full maturity at different times of harvest, so the two varietals 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 twice a day for best extraction. After separation of skins, the finished wine is transferred into tonneau (500 liter/150 gallon French oak barrels) for 15 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 the essence of Umbria compressed in a bottle.Current release 2013 vintage: 1804 bottles produced.