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Sagrantino di Montefalco

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Sagrantino di Montefalco

For centuries the Sagrantino grapes were hung up to dry and pressed to make a sweet “Sagrantino dolce” wine. This wine, with a pleasantly tannic hint, was often paired with roast lamb, boar dishes, or wild pigeon. Recently, the modern wine making techniques have made it possible to rediscover and appreciated the wide range of flavors, the aromatic delicacy and the truly distinctive body and personality of the “Sagrantino” wine. The Sagrantino is a rare example of a local vine, which successfully rivals the great internationally renowned wines. “Montefalco Sagrantino” is a wine is at its best when aged for long periods of over 20 years.

Appellation: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Type:  red, dry

Grape Varieties : 100% Sagrantino

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes: Rich and complex, densely colored, almost black ruby red, leather and vanilla; full-bodied, yet elegant and balanced, it is an ideal accompaniment to red meats and roasts. (aging potential: approximately 10-15 years). Food Pairings: Roasted meat, mature cheese.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Montefalco (Perugia) Vineyard: Vineyard: 900 feet above sea level with a south, south-western exposure and a density of 2300 plants per acre. Planting System: Spurred Cordon Soil: Medium mix of calcareous, clayey and sand.

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: Fermented in French tonneaux with  a 3 week maceration with  a full malolactic fermentation. Aging: 15 months in small French oak barrels, 6 months in stainless steel tanks and an additional 9  months in the bottle.



2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 93 Points – James Suckling (Dec 2013)
"A delicious red with super-integrated tannins that are polished and beautiful. Full body, loads of licorice and berry character and a long, long finish. Superb. Better in 2015 when the tannins are softer but so delicious already. Stylish."

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 92 Points – Vinous Media (Mar 2013)
"Bright, deep ruby-red. Black cherry, bitter herbs, violet and licorice on the slightly warm nose. Sweet and creamy in the mouth, showing the depth and intensity of fresh red fruits to support its tannins. In fact, this offers outstanding balance for sagrantino, and the alcohol is far less apparent on the palate than on the nose. This rich, savory wine boasts excellent energy and finishes with terrific grip and a strong chocolatey note.” ~ Ian D'Agata

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 89 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (#208 Aug 2013)
“The 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino is a hearty and muscular wine with thick oak notes of spice and nutmeg that back bold fruit layers of blackberry jam and dried raspberry. Then of course you have those extra firm Sagrantino tannins that hold the wine tight, like a clenched fist. ” ~ M.L.

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 3 Stelle Blue (94) - I Vini di Veronelli

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 90 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 87 Points - I Vini di Luca Maroni

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 2 Bicchieri Rossi - Vini d'Italia (Gambero Rosso)

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 4 Stelle - Vini Buoni d'Italia

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - Slow Wine
"Tannini buoni."

2007 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 89 Points – Wine Spectator (2013)
"Mocha and savory herb notes lead to a polished profile of roasted plum, cassis and licorice notes, as full yet fine-grained tannins emerge on the floral-tinged finish.” ~N.W.