After I’d lived in Rome for about a year and half, I discovered Fabrizio’s little wine shop on one of our numerous forays into Umbria. Oh, woe is me! I so wish I had found him sooner. You enter Bevagna from one of two ways; either through a lovely old stone arch, which leads into the town’s main piazza which is ringed with great restaurants, or via a bridge over a charming little river. The shop is very easy to reach from either direction.
But now that I have to pay premium money for it, it is no longer the everyday table wine I’m after. The Antano family produces a Montefalco Rosso Riserva that is beyond delicious. It is so flavorful from start to finish; complex, and smooth. It has a silky mouth feel that makes me sigh when I take my first sip. But there’s more….they also make a phenomenal Sagrantino di Montefalco. Sagrantino is that wine that gave me such a rush when I first moved to Italy. It will always hold a special place in my heart alongside Amarone from the Veneto area.