At the end of the 1980’s, Piero Peppucci and Luisa Giontella were looking for a place in the surroundings of Todi to raise their children and live in touch with nature. They found Sant’Antimo almost by accident. The Monastery of Sant’Antimo, built by Benedictine monks around the first half of the thirteenth century, was completely abandoned but the charm was kept intact.
From the beginning, all of their efforts were to bring to light the wonder of this place, at first making their home there, and then in 2000 with the acquisition of the surrounding land, they began their new, great adventure: to produce great wines. Piero and Luisa proceeded to plant 13 hectares of new vineyards, selecting extraordinary native vines such as Grechetto, Sagrantino and Sangiovese flanked by superb international varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In 2010 a new winery was built that would allow them to increase the already excellent quality of the wines produced; a place where they could work even better but also have the opportunity to welcome wine lovers and to communicate all that makes the wines of Peppucci what they are. It is no coincidence that Renzo Pardi in his book “Religious Architecture Research in Medieval Umbria” calls Sant’Antimo one of the most fascinating and interesting settlements of the entirety of medieval Umbrian architecture. Piero and Luisa have restored Sant’Antimo to the glory it once was.
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