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Zanotti Imports & Aqua Vitae Distributors present Sacciadiavoli

Umbria is perhaps the most underrated region of all of mainland Italy. Beautiful and rugged it is not only home to the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, its home to the unique grape varietals Grechetto and Sagrantino.

Scacciadiavoli, based in Umbria, was started in 1884 and is one of the oldest wineries in Montefalco. The name Scacciadiavoli means to cast out devils. In 1954 Amilcare Pambuffetti acquired the winery and estate where he started working when he was 14 years old. It is now run by the third generation (his Grand Children) and is noted as one of the best wineries in the Umbria.

We will be joined for the very first time by Anthony and Mariella Zanotti of Aqua Vitae distributors.

Being of Italian heritage, Anthony traveled throughout Italy most of his adult life. He has always had a passion for what the Italians call Bella Vita (the beautiful life). Anthony decided to leave the healthcare profession and relocate to Italy, where he learned the language, culture, food, wine, and history. During his time in Italy, he developed deep friendships with restaurant and winery owners and even became a dual citizen in 2013.

Mariella Zanotti was born in Peidmont, Italy and has lived in America for 9 years. She is from a family where making wine is part of daily life. She has a desire to share these experiences with people here in Michigan.

Anthony and Mariella started Aqua Vitae with the sole purpose of bringing local Italian wines to the USA. They are committed to these core components

  1. Family owned and operated
  2. At least 100 years of history
  3. Farming and winemaking that is committed to the environment

Montefalco Grechetto DOC
$22.49 a bottle, $17.50 a bottle by the case ($210.00)

Fruity & Floral Bouquet, Fresh Acidity, Long Round Finish

Sparkling Brut Rosé
$32.29 a bottle, $28.75 a bottle by the case ($345.00)
Fruit Pastry Aromatics, Lively & Balanced, Persistent Bubbles

Rosso Umbria IGT
$20.89 a bottle, $16.25 a bottle by the case ($195.00)
Ripe Red Fruit Aromas, Delicate & Fresh, Soft Tannins

Montefalco Rosso DOC
$27.29 a bottle, $21.25 a bottle by the case ($255.00)
Elegant Earthy Bouquet, Soft Voluptuous Tannins, Long Fruity Finish

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
$42.09 a bottle, $37.50 a bottle by the case ($450.00)
Big Complex Aromatics, Loamy Herbs & Fruit, Lingering Fruit & Spice


No reservation needed, this tasting is $15/person and does include a plate of paired appetizers

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