The Cantina Fratelli Pardi (The Pardi Brothers’ Winery) story begins in 1919, when the brothers Alfredo, Francesco and Alberto Pardi established the business on the ground floor of the Saint Marcus Hospital. The wines were sold all over Umbria, and sometimes also out of the region, to important customers, such as the Vatican. In 1925, at the exhibition of Oils and Wines from Umbria and Sabina, the Pardi Brothers were awarded the silver medal for their red table wines by the Minister of National Economy. Fast-forward to 2002, when Francesco, Gianluca Rio and Alberto Mario, eager to keep the family’s wine-making tradition alive, revived their great-grandfathers’ winery. Today the same way of thinking and commitment of the family are handed down by the new generation with enthusiasm.
Known as the “Green Heart of Italy,” Umbria is the only land-locked region in the central part of the country, bordered by Tuscany, Marche and Lazio. Its enchanting medieval towns and rolling hills carpeted with olive groves and vineyards can make it appear as if time has stood still. When it comes to winemaking, however, Umbria’s quality production makes it clear that time has indeed continued to march on. Often noted for its crisp, iconic white wine Orvieto, the region also makes intriguing reds that every wine lover should know.
Umbria is home to native red grape Sagrantino, as well as Sangiovese, Colorino and other indigenous Italian varieties. -- source: Wine Enthusiast
Our vineyards extend for about 11 hectares and are all located in Montefalco, along the gentle hills of Casale, Campolungo, Pietrauta and Lasignano. The choice of these areas is the result of the long-lasting knowledge of our family concerning the wine vocation of this wonderful territory and we preserve this tradition with loyalty and constancy. Together with the renowned Sagrantino, the autochthonous vine from Montefalco, we also grow grapes with red berries that are typical of the area, such as Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. These grapes, together with Sagrantino, make up the Montefalco Rosso DOC. The Grechetto, Chardonnay and Trebbiano Spoletino vines, with white berries, make up the white wine Colle di Giove DOC. All the vines are grown with spurred cord and the plant density is 4500-5000 vines per hectare.