Though there are more famous and media-savvy Sagrantino estates, many experts, such as Ian D’Agata of the International Wine Cellar and Decanter, believe Adanti to be, if not the best, then one of 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. The area is also well-known for the lighter-styled wine called Montefalco Rosso, which is not a pure Sagrantino wine, but rather a blend with Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Now owned by Pietro, Donatella and Daniela Adanti, the estate today covers roughly fifty hectares of land located in the hilly areas of Arquata and Colcimino. This area has been famous since ancient times for the particularly high quality olive oil and wine. Indeed some of Adanti's land is still planted to olive groves. The winery produces mainly red wines from local, indigenous grapes, such as the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG in both dry and Passito versions: Montefalco Rosso DOC and the Red Arquata Umbria IGT. However, it also continues to produce the characteristic white wines of the area such as Grechetto and Montefalco Bianco. Though Sangiovese and Sagrantino are the main grape varieties grown and used at Adanti, they also dedicate some vineyards Cabernet, Barbera, Merlot and Grechetto.

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(Rosso di Montefalco 2012) "Perfumed aromas of red cherry, licorice and violet. Quite rich, thick and dense for a Montefalco Rosso, delivering red cherry and botanical herb flavors complicated by hints of cocoa. Finishes long, with noteworthy tannic bite and outstanding verve. So thick and rich, it seems almost Sagrantino-like; one of the most complex and rich Montefalco Rossos I’ve had in some time." 91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous Media (June 2016)

(Sargrantino di Montefalco 2009) "The nose is mature, evolved even, and combines cherry, prune, undergrowth notes and lightly spiced soft oak. The palate reveals a warm, soft, polished wine showing more of the nose aromas. A successful offering." 91 points, Gilbert & Gaillard (June 2016)

(Montefalco Sagrantino 'Il Domenico' 2007) "Underbrush, black plum and balsamic notes lead the nose of this wine. The concentrated palate offers prune, blackberry jam, mocha and licorice flavors alongside assertive but refined tannins. Drink through 2025."  91 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (January 2018)