Umbria sits just southeast of Tuscany, landlocked atop the Apennines, the central mountainous spine of Italy. Piero Peppucci and his wife Luisa purchased their property in Todi, in central Umbria, in the 1980's, which included the ruins of a Benedictine monastery built in the 1300’s. They built their estate from scratch among these ruins, beginning with planting vines in 1980 - including the local varieties sangiovese, sagrantino, and grechetto, as well as merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon. Petroro 4 is the flagship red of the estate, made of 60% sangiovese and equal parts of cabernet sauvignon and merlot fermented and aged in stainless steel. Gutsy and rustic, with dark cherry fruit and feathery dry tannins, this hearty table wine is versatile with a variety of dishes, from ragú to roast chicken.