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Gubbio and Umbria

Gubbio, the Stone City

The Semonte farm is perfectly set in the vast territory of Gubbio, where uncontaminated environment and nature create the perfect backdrop for a city rich in history, culture and tradition. Gubbio is the “Stone City”, with its charming and intact medieval old town center. It is “The City of Ceri”, a symbol of folklore that has lived on through the centuries, as it is deeply felt among its inhabitants.

Gubbio is also the city of the “Biggest Christmas Tree in the World”, a recent example of Gubbio’s creative soul and symbol of togetherness, solidarity, and values that are projected into the future. Gubbio is all this and much more.

It is a particularly spectacular landscape, also thanks to the excellent agricultural products that can be grown there, as the production of this wine proves. Orography, morphology and climate are key factors in the wine making process, in any type of terrain. This is the reason why the perfectly geometric rows of vines of the estate, perfectly find their place amongst the ruins of ancient cultures.

L'Umbria

Umbria is the green heart of Italy, owing its charm to the perfect marriage between art and nature. A landscape heritage embellished by its charming medieval hamlets nestled within the hills. Cities that are ‘noble’ for their history, art and folklore, which tell the story of a past dating back to ancient Umbrian and Etruscans, up until Roman times.
Umbria is also “The Land of Saints” with its evocative places that inspire peace and serenity, enriched by its renaissance masterpieces.

Rolling hills are a typical characteristic found all throughout the region of Umbria, a continuous up and down of hills and slopes, great for the cultivation of vines, whose perfectly ordered layout stands out amongst the hills. The region, with its particularly favorable mild climate, is perfect for growing vineyards also thanks to the geomorphologic characteristics of the land, which is loose and permeable, thus favoring the growth and ripening of grapes.

The vines ripen in this special location, providing the raw materials for a very old wine making tradition, which dates back to Etruscan times; a civilization rich in culture, with a special passion for Umbrian wines. An old tradition that has kept wine processing and production techniques unchanged over the years.

Renowned are the praises written by Plinio il Vecchio, which exalted the excellent taste of wines.