"Establishing Le Vigne di Eli was effortless", said Marc de Grazia, owner of the winery, "a simple act of love towards my little daughter Elena (Eli). It happened in 2006. I was offered first one, then another, tiny vineyard, both in exceptional crus: Feudo di Mezzo and Moganazzi-Voltasciara. I bought them, and since the parcels were so small and fine, I was somehow reminded of Elena. Thus, Le Vigne di Eli was born. To use Elena’s drawings as labels came naturally because I love her art work.
Le Vigne di Eli
Ronchi di Cialla
Ronchi di Cialla is an historical Friulian Estate and it is strictly a family business. Ronchi, in the dialect of Friuli, means hills cultivated with vines. Cialla is a small valley surrounded by woods with chestnut, oak and wild cherry trees, in the D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli area, and it is officially recognised by a Ministerial Decree as cru. The agronomy is made with minimum treatment with non polluting products, the vinification is carried out naturally.
Castell’in Villa is a medieval hamlet dating back to 1200’s when it was as community within the Sienese district. The medieval stone tower is the home of Princess Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa. A delightful chapel situated close to the tower allows one to observe features of medieval structure and works of art. One of these works of art is an impressive bronze crucifix dating back to the first half of the 12th century and now kept temporarily at Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Though there are more famous and media-savvy Sagrantino estates, many experts (such as Ian D’Agata of the International Wine Cellar and Decanter Regional Co-Chairman for the World Wine Awards) believe Adanti to be, if not the best, then in the top three producers of this unique wine.
The Adanti farm is one of the historic cellars of the Montefalco area in Umbria, one of the first to produce Sagrantino wine;