Winery Tenuta Bellafonte
The Bellafonte estate is located in Torre del Colle in Bevagna in Umbria where the territory is full of hills, hillocks, woods and olive tree groves; in the core of the Perugia area in a breath-taking landscape. We really take care of the work we do in the vineyard because from a great terroir born a great wine: we take many little precautions to improve the territory. We use only manure coming from selected sheds, the territories are constantly airing to avoid the use of chemical weed killers and some procedures are made manually such as the pruning, the thinning out and the grape harvest.
The respect for the ambient is showed by the solar panels and a biomass boiler to reduce the environmental impact.
The wine making is natural without added yeasts. The cellar is built in harmony with the landscape and it is completely underground and benefits of a regular air circulation and so it is naturally conditioned.
Interview with producer
Which are the future projects for your cellar?
We are working on a project about the white wine made by the Trebbiano Spoletino grapes. This is also a local vineyard such as the Sagrentino with a great potential. Also in this case the wine making will be natural so there will be a single-variety winemaking in big oak barrels. I would like to say that as soon as this wine will be ready we will send it on Uritalianwines so every online customers could taste it.
In your opinion, how much is important the improvement of the quality of the wines you produce?
Our way of working is based on the improvement. The real quality comes from many little precautions which make the difference.
If you have to convince a customer to buy your wine, what would you say to him?
More than many words I would invite him to taste so he can understand by himself the elegance and richness of our wines.
Which is your favorite thing of your work, and which is the worst?
I’m a winemaker for choice so I really love what I do. It is a varied job which face you to different challenges every day.
If the Prime Minister would call you and he would ask you a wine for a very important dinner, which wine would you suggest him, and why?
I would thank him for the choice: because as he is Tuscan it was not expected he would choose an Umbrian wine…!
I would suggest him our Montefalco Sagrantino 2009, to match with pappardelle with tomato and boar meat sauce.
If you have to give an advice to all the cellars of your territory, what would you advice?
We have to work together very hard to let know the Montefalco Sagrantino to the world.
In the last years the web commerce is expanding a lot, the online wine shops are growing up more and more; how do you consider this market news?
It is logical: more and more passionate go in the web to have more information to buy.
Why have you decided to commit the sale of the wines to the online wine shop Uritalianwines?
I share the opinion on what concerns the quality in the online wine sell: not a simple showcase with very low prices but a real wine shop with information, advices and selected wines from the seller chosen for its quality.