...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough,
what is enough? (Vincent van Gogh)
The Rocca di Fabbri Estate was founded in 1984 by Pietro Vitali, cwho during his long experience in the world of antiques, came to understand the deep connection between artistic beauty, landscape harmony and local food and wine traditions.
In the Montefalco area, the ancient cradle of vine cultivation and winemaking, he discovered practices introduced by the French Benedictines, which were forgotten after themid-1500s.
He chose this place to replant vines with particular cultivation methods, in order to produce wines that had the fragrance of the scents of this land and the elegance of the paintings by the artist Gozzoli.
The interior of the Rocca, a fortification from the 14th century, was restored to create the suggestive wine cellar,the buildings included within the walls were also restored. A new building outside the walls is used as a winemaking facility and is connected to the cellar by a modern tunnel.
The management of the vineyards and the cellar is now entrusted to the sisters Roberta and Simona Vitali, who grew up in the family business, preserving the wisdom and taste of those who preceded them, with sensitivity and elegance towards the finished product. The estate extends over about 60 hectares and is entirely planted with vines that are constantly undergoing renewal. Plant renewal is actually a continuous process, which has been more intense in the last 5-8 years; the goal has always been to lay the foundations for the company's future strategy, which relies heavily on the production of Sagrantino, Montefalco Rosso and Colli Martani Grechetto. The production of Trebbiano Spoletino, which has long been present in the company and widespread in the area, will soon resume.
The characteristic products of the estate are Montefalco Sagrantino Docg, in the dry and sweet versions, Montefalco Rosso Doc, Montefalco Rosso Riserva and Grechetto, and in the IGT wine category there is Faroaldo (50% Sagrantino 50% Cabernet Sauvignon) and a pure Chardonnay.
Annual wine production is around 150,000 bottles.