"Tenuta Bellafonte is the dream of Peter Heilbron, a Milanese manager who travelled all over Italy before settling in this stunning part of Umbria, close to Torre del Colle and Bevagna.
In the unspoilt countryside, sagrantino vines alternate with woods and olive groves.
The operation is run with care and almost obsessive attention to detail, and rare concern for the environoment. Nothing is left to chance in the vineyard or in the cellars. Spontaneous fermentation, large wood, and winemaking that channels lively sagrantino into the most elegant, authentic wine.
All factors elevating this newcomer to the star status of the designation, the area and Umbria overall.
The estate made a big entrance last year and its style has matured to the point of a sublime 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino. It is the only wine but it is stellar, with Mediterranean scrub, fresh cut flowers and berry fruit aromas uplifted by unusual mineral overtones. The elegant mouth is silky, gracefully powerful, effortlessly long and vibrantly well - orchestrated."