Producer Profile


Francesco Annesanti's passion for winemaking is deeply rooted in his Umbrian heritage and childhood lessons from his grandfather, shaping his commitment to biodynamic farming and artisanal winemaking. With vineyards boasting vines up to 50 years old, Francesco meticulously crafts wines that express the unique terroir of Valnerina. Working solely on his family's estate, Francesco produces limited quantities of Barbera, Pecorino, Sangiovese, Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoletino, Pinot Nero, and pet nat, showcasing the diverse potential of the region. His hands-on approach extends from manual harvesting to fermentation and labeling, resulting in authentic wines that capture the essence of his land and upbringing. Through his wines.

Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine production in Umbria, Italy, is a celebration of the region's ancient winemaking traditions and its stunning natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of Italy, Umbria is characterized by rolling hills, fertile valleys, and historic hilltop towns. Here, native grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Grechetto thrive in the region's diverse microclimates, producing wines of exceptional quality and character. Natural winemakers in Umbria are deeply rooted in the land, practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture healthy vineyards and preserve the region's biodiversity. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, favoring spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage to allow the true expression of the grapes to shine through. The resulting wines are vibrant, expressive, and full of personality, with a sense of place that reflects the unique terroir of Umbria. Whether enjoyed with hearty Umbrian cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from this enchanting region offer a taste of Italy's winemaking heritage and the promise of discovery with every sip.